San Antonio Public Library Foundation

The Mission of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF) is to support the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) and to increase the awareness and use of the Library through financial support and programmatic efforts, thereby enhancing the community's appreciation and utilization of the library as a vibrant cultural and educational institution.

San Antonio Public Library Foundation
625 Shook Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States
(210) 225-4728
http://www.saplf.org

President/CEO

Kaye Lenox

Management Team

Kaye Lenox, Tracey Ramsey Bennett, Carol Berman Black

Board of Directors

Kaye Lenox, Tracey Ramsey Bennett, Carol Berman Black

Mission

The Mission of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF) is to support the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) and to increase the awareness and use of the Library through financial support and programmatic efforts, thereby enhancing the community's appreciation and utilization of the library as a vibrant cultural and educational institution.

Programs

Some of the current programs include Youth Wired, a bilingual youth leadership program; Born to Read, an early literacy program awarded national recognition by the Institute for Museum and Library Services that provides all babies born in Bexar County with a literacy bag containing two books, one of which is bilingual, a library card application and map of library locations and an easy-to-read pamphlet with reading strategies for different stages of growth; Little Read Wagon, an emergent literacy outreach effort for childcare organizations, community centers, public hospitals and homeless shelters to teach parents and day care workers skills to encourage the love of reading and learning; Scholastic Literacy Caravan, a mobile "classroom" that visits special events and places where families go on a regular basis, and the staff engages parents and children in literacy and art activities; Summer Reading Club, an annual program providing reading and other educational activities for children and teens up to age 18 during the summer months; and Better Future/Mejor Futuro, a leadership and scholarship program for applicants interested in receiving a Master's in Library and Information Sciences.

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