San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro launches 2013 Summer Reading Program

Mayor Julián Castro and the San Antonio Public Library are launching the annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Club for children and the 2013 Summer Reading Programs for teens and adults.

"Learning is a year-round process that begins with a child's ability to read," Mayor Castro said. "The Summer Reading Club is an opportunity for parents to keep their children engaged in the world of books beyond the school year." 
Children, teens and adults can sign up in person at their local library or online at beginning June 1.

Children who complete the program will receive a book to keep and a certificate signed by the Mayor.

For teenagers in the program, the library will offer special prizes and an end-of-summer celebration with gaming competitions.

This is the first time the Summer Reading Programs is open to adults.

Corporate and civic partners of the program are H-E-B, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, ClearVisions Graphics Company, the RK Group and VIA Metropolitan Transit System.


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Disclosure: Since 2010, NOWCastSA produced this video for the San Antonio Public Library as a public service and as one way of saying "thank you" to SAPL for donating office space to NOWCastSA in the Central Library building. San Antonio Public Library also has had a representative on the NOWCastSA Board of Directors. Feature image by San Antonio Public Library.