San Antonio Public Library offering activities for kids with take home crafts, summer reading program

Program runs through Aug. 31

San Antonio Public Library offering activities for kids with take home crafts, summer reading program
San Antonio Public Library offering activities for kids with take home crafts, summer reading program

SAN ANTONIO – Summertime is finally here and that means if you have little ones who are out of school, they are probably looking for some fun things to fill the days with. Luckily, the San Antonio Public Library has your back.

“Summer With SAPL” is underway and there’s tons of activities for adults, teens, and kids. The activities take place during regular operating hours through Aug. 31.

The library said they will be providing take-and-make crafts for all children, teens, and adults. Additionally, a summer activity sheet will also be available at the locations.

Here’s how it works for children: First, head to your local library branch and pick up a sand bucket activity log sheet. This is where your kids will write or draw everything they hope to accomplish over the summer.

That could be anything from reading a certain amount of books or just learning new things.

Then in July, take the sand bucket back to the library and share all of the accomplishments for a special prize you can take home.

“We hope that they will come back to the Library and tell us all about what they did this summer.. so we can celebrate with them. And we’ll also give them a certificate they can hold onto and display proudly however they like.” said Cresencia Huff, Children’s Service Coordinator for the San Antonio Public Library.

SAPL said the teen version of the reading program (teens 13-18) also includes fresh content on Instagram, virtual clubs on Discord, and they receive a special edition teen-designed T-shirt available for pickup. The adult program offers a Goals For Your Soles Goal Tracker.

Many SAPL locations also will have a variety of StoryWalk displays, giving families a chance at reading together while still being outdoors and physically active. Those interested in the stories can visit the website by clicking here.

The library is also hosting a number of online events throughout the summer. For more information click here.


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