SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and Live From the Southside, a new local- and Latina-owned magazine that works to improve & expand community relationships through promoting events, stories and businesses.
Southside Independent School District, community businesses, and the Scooby Van of San Antonio are providing “Little Libraries” to rural areas on the South Side.
The Southside ISD Career & Technical Education students installed six little libraries on the grounds of local businesses in their neighborhoods. The little libraries are being sponsored by Joeris General Contractors.
The students worked together under the supervision of their teachers, Mr. Cruz and Mr. Vigil, on Saturday, February 6th to install each library.
Each of the small business locations are family-friendly establishments in the school district’s community.
The goal of the collaboration is for families to enjoy a good book and great food while visiting the businesses. Community members are also encouraged to donate books to the little libraries at any of the locations.
The school district has also teamed up with the Scooby Van of San Antonio’s Southside Chapter to help keep the little libraries stocked with books and promote little library events. The Scooby Van of San Antonio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes literacy & creates excitement about reading, bringing communities together through literacy.
Scooby Van of San Antonio is founded by Linda Pearson and its Southside Chapter is led by Live from the Southside’s CEO April Monterrosa. If you would like to learn more about the Scooby Van of San Antonio, visit: scoobyvansa.com. If you would like a little library at your place of business, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southside ISD neighborhood Little library locations:
- Red Velvet Cafe and Bakery - 2275 Old Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78264
- La Cabana Mexican Restaurant - 23425 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78264
- Everybody Loves Raymond - 18600 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221
- J & S Smokehouse - 3710 Waterwood Pass Dr, Elmendorf, TX 78112
- Gracie’s Tacos and Snacks - 19392 highway 281 south, 1408 Janet Gale St, San Antonio, TX 78221
- House of Jesus Ministry - 22835 Hickory Shadow, San Antonio, TX
This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.
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