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Johnston Library
6307 Sun Valley
San Antonio, TX 78227


Event Details


The Johnston Branch Library is celebrating 40 years of service to the southwest side community!
As a way to recognize this special milestone, we are hosting a two-week celebration beginning Monday,  September 13 through Saturday, September 25 with online and in-person activities at Johnston Branch Library (6307 Sun Valley, 78227).

On September 18th young poets celebrated the love and joy of poetry with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson.  This notable local figure shared her talent, tools, and devices to enhance the writing experience of our participants. Click the button below to see completed event poetry.

Schedule of Events for Johnston’s 40th Anniversary

Sept. 13 - Sept. 25      In-person activities, during library hours

Sept. 18                       Special online poetry workshop, 11 a.m. 

Sept. 18                       Take-and-Make activity bag distribution begins

::: Click the button below to completed event poetry from  Sept. 18 online poetry workshop :::


We are thrilled to celebrate with the community and look forward to seeing you at Johnston Branch Library from September 13 - September 25!  Below are more details on what to expect during our two-week celebration. 



Celebratory festivities included are...

    In-person Activities:    

  • Interactive programs prepared by Johnston staff 

  • Balloon arch selfie station 

  • Create poetry stacks throughout the library -  stack book spines to create short rhymes or haikus  

  • Participate in a poetry treasure hunt 

  • Add your own memories to the Johnston Memory Wall 

  • Beginning September 18 pick up Take-and-Make children and adults crafts, while supplies last 

    Virtual Activities:    

  • September 18 at 11 a.m. -  Online poetry workshop with San Antonio Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson 

  • Instructional video for Take-and Make activity 

  • Video Story Time by Johnston Children Librarians 

  • Poetry selections and readings by Johnston staff 

  • Dedication page and history about Leah Carter Johnston, the namesake of Johnston Branch Library 

  • An account of SAPL’s Young Pegasus Poetry Competition, which was initiated by Leah Carter Johnston 

  • Johnston Branch Library Photo History - take a look back at the past and present 

  • Recorded remarks from distinguished guests 




We hope you can join us in celebrating this beloved branch!