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Board

Board of Directors

  • Karen Matson, President
  • Robert Mason, Vice President
  • Nancy Gandara, Secretary
  • Beverly Duran, Treasurer
  • Linda Arronge, 
    Immediate Past President
  • Linda Cheatum,
    Membership Secretary

Board Members for 2015–2017 Term

  • Liz Alves
  • Elizabeth Bircher
  • Bev Golden
  • Beth Graham
  • Pat Konstam
  • Karen Matson
  • Pat Mendiola
  • Pat Peak
  • Ronnie Retzloff
  • Mark Robinson
  • Stephanie Serrata
  • Christie Smith
  • Ann Springer
  • Delia Trimble

Board Members for 2016-2018 Term

  • Arline Braswell
  • Kimberly Cauthon
  • Linda Cheatum
  • Shirley Coleman
  • Jose Duran
  • Antoinette Franklin
  • Bruce Gill
  • Beverly Harris
  • Linda Janney
  • Mary McAfee
  • Liz McLeod
  • Landon Middleton
  • Rowena Rodgers
  • Veronica Rouse
  • Robbie Rupert
  • Sandra Wilkinson
  • Jill Zimmerman

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, inaugurated March 23, 1964, exist to promote public use of the San Antonio Public Library and appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community and encourage the extension and improvement of its services.

Membership

Board meetings, open to all, are held in January, March, May, July, September, and November. January meeting date varies, all others are usually held on the third Sunday of the month. Meeting locations rotate among the branches and the Central Library. Meetings begin: 2:00 p.m.

  • Annual dues of $15 are payable on or before January 31 of each year, and $5 of that amount may be designated to an authorized branch or support group.
  • Members may join more than one support group by paying an additional $5 for each additional group.
  • Membership forms and envelopes are available at the Central Library and all branches.

Regular Events

  • Arts & Letters Awards Ceremony
  • Annual Book Sale (Spring)

Branch and Support Groups

Branch and support groups affiliated with Friends of the San Antonio Public Library are listed below, along with corresponding branch or library staff liaison telephone numbers. Call to be put in touch with a Friends group!

Bazan:

207-9160

Johnston:

207-9240

Brook Hollow:

207-9030

Landa:

207-9090

Carver:

207-9180

Maverick:

207-9060

Central:

 

McCreless:

207-9170

Cody:

207-9100

Memorial Amigos:

207-9140

Collins Garden:

207-9120

Parman

207-2703

Cortez:

207-9130

Semmes:

207-9110

Forest Hills:

207-9230

Thousand Oaks

207-9190

Great Northwest:

207-9210

Tobin @ Oakwell:

207-9040

Guerra:

207-9070

Westfall:

207-9220

Igo:

207-9080

Texana/Genealogy:

207-2520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donations Encouraged

Igo Fibbers 
Donations of books for the Fall book sale in September are encouraged. Help with the set up is always welcome.

Membership

Be sure to send in your Friends of the SA Library membership envelope.

  • Please be sure to fill out your Membership envelope completely. 
  • Please remember to designate a branch, as this will keep you on that branch list and they will get $5 for you. 
    • Do you want to join more than one branch? Easy—send an extra $5 for each additional branch, per person. 

Renewals

  • Did you move and forget to let us know? 
  • Did you change your email address? 
  • Do you have time to volunteer for specific committees? 
  • Are you a Life member? We still need to have updated information, and you must choose your branch each year. 

What's In It For You?

  • A feeling of satisfaction that you are supporting an important community service for all ages and cultures
  • News you can use: information in SAPLings that will tip you off to book sales, library news, volunteer opportunities, branch openings, etc.
  • Opportunities to become involved as a cultural maven (Arts & Letters Awards), a political advocate (speak to City Council!), a bargain shopper (BookCellar), or to speak your opinion (Strategic Plan focus group participation)
  • Fun! — you’ll be amazed by the diversity of backgrounds, life experiences, and creativity that Friends bring to raising money — or sharing work!

We are so grateful for our wonderful Friends. Each of you has your unique offering to your library, your town, and your community. Thank you!

Gifts and Memorials

Want to honor a family member or friend in a way that benefits the entire community? Give a donation to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library to purchase a book, video, CD, etc.

Please call (210) 207-2500 for more information.

The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library:

Make all checks payable to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.

Mail the check and a letter to:

Treasurer FOSAPL
P.O. Box 461523
San Antonio, TX 78246-1523

Or give to the San Antonio Public Library's Gift and Memorial Fund.