San Antonio Public Library strives to create consistency in the observances of its facility celebrations by creating consistency through system-wide guidelines. The following is the Library’s guidelines for facility celebrations as approved by the Library Board of Trustees.
Formal Anniversaries at Enhanced Major Milestones:
Years- 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75 and every 5 years after 75+
Years- 1,15, 35, 45, 55, 65 & 70
Upcoming Facility Anniversaries:
Formal anniversaries are always large-scale, unique to the community and include the following:
• Formal, planned presentation
• Elected officials, Board of Trustee speakers and community VIP speakers
• Formal invitation printed and mailed
• Refreshments, community partners participation and activities
Facility/location formal anniversary event plans will be initiated by Marketing. This approach is intended to support you in event operations, and hopefully, take some pressure off of you in the process. However, this is very much a partnership between Marketing and your team. We trust that you know your community best, and we will need your help to work with local organizations and businesses for participation with ceremonial festivities, refreshments, alternate parking options (where applicable), etc. Here is a working timelines for formal anniversary event plans:
4 months in advance
3 months in advance
Note: All of these details will be discussed more thoroughly in meetings between you and Marketing.
2 months in advance
1 month in advance
Informal celebrations will be small-scale events with NO FORMAL PROGRAM. Observation of the informal anniversary is required. It could include (for example) refreshments and branch activities planned for an afternoon.