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Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Club Signup

Sign up for 
Children's Summer Reading 2020
beginning June 1.

Once you have completed your reading, you may contact your library to arrange to pick up your free book.
The last day to pick up your
free book is August 31. 


Download a copy of the children's reading log, or pick one up from your library. 

Events for Kids

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How does the Mayor's Summer Reading Club work for Kids?

  • Kids 0-12 years old can click here to register for the Mayor's Summer Reading Club, then download an Imagine reading log here or use any piece of paper to write down the titles of the books you read or listen to this summer. You also can pick up a printed reading log from your library.
  • Use the eight spaces on the back of the log to record the titles of books you read (or listen to) this summer.
  • Contact your library to make arrangements to pick up your free paperback book.

Our librarians are sharing new programs every week! Visit our Story Time, Kids Time, and Tween Time pages for more details. Grown-ups, please subscribe to the Library YouTube channel to view videos prepared by our children's librarians. 



Get an overview of all our Special Performers at, or click on the images below to view the schedule for each one. 

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Tweens, join us on Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6  at 11:00AM via Zoom for Kids in the Kitchen with Chef Kelly of the San Antonio Food Bank! Please register in advance. 



Children and trusted adults, you are invited to a special dance party with Uncle Jumbo! Join the fun by going to the SAPL Facebook page on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM. You can watch this video premiere even if you don't have a Facebook account.

Want to warm up for the party? You can preview some of Uncle Jumbo's songs by visiting his YouTube channel.


Join Professor Universe on his greatest adventure yet! After being transported to another dimension and crash landing on a strange planet full of fantasy creatures, Professor Universe must use science to get back home.

Learn with Professor Universe how stars are formed, the speed of light, where gravity comes from, and more while discovering this new world. Access all seven episodes here.



Join the Jr. Doctor team Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM for a class all about COVID-19 and viruses. Learn about different types of germs, viruses, and ways to help keep yourself and others healthy. Class activity pages will be emailed to registered participants along with the Zoom access link. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Please click here to register in advance.

Carolyn D. Flores presents a writing workshop for kids! Click here to register. Learn more about Carolyn and more children's book authors here:

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