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Early Literacy for Families

Prepare your child for success in reading, school and life with these resources from San Antonio Public Library's early literacy program.

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The San Antonio Public Library’s early literacy program is designed to support the development of young children’s love of books, reading and learning. SAPL staff provide foundational literacy information and materials to parents, extended family, and caregivers of children ages birth-five years. The mission is to empower the San Antonio community with the tools to support early literacy skills.

Are you an early childhood professional? Be sure to check out our resource guide created just for you!


Let's Play! is a free play event designed especially for families with children ages 5 and under. Children are invited outside to explore, create and collaborate with a wide variety of loose parts, art and sensory materials at their own pace.  Please wear your play clothes. 

Free!  No registration required.  We play in all weather except thunderstorms or flooding. 

For more information about play events visit the calendar or call 210-207-2597.

Park or Library Days Time
Mission Branch Library Wednesdays, March 27 - May 15, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Pedro Branch Library 1st Saturdays, April - July, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

And be sure to check out the short Free Play Friday videos for simple ideas to encourage free play at home.