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Carver Branch Library to Celebrate 90-Year Anniversary

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020

Carver Branch Library to Celebrate 90-Year Anniversary

San Antonio Public Library will honor the branch with an online celebration and goodie bags for patron pick-up

CONTACT: Victoria Villarreal, 210-207-2577 
Victoria.Villarreal2@sanantonio.gov 

 

SAN ANTONIO (December 10, 2020) – The Carver Branch Library, one of San Antonio Public Library’s (SAPL) oldest locations, is celebrating its 90-year anniversary on Saturday, December 12. SAPL is observing the milestone with online activities and the distribution of commemorative goodie bags. 
 
Online and Onsite Events Available on December 12: 
 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Carver Branch Library (3350 E Commerce St, 78220) 

  • Goodie bags available at Contact-Free Pickup 

 
10 a.m.  - Online only at Facebook and guides.mysapl.org/Carver90th 

  • Historical video and commemorative slideshow  
  • Carver at 90: A Glorious Legacy 
  • Remarks from District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan; San Antonio Board of Trustees Chair, Paul Stahl; District 2 Board of Trustees Member, JoAnn Harris; and San Antonio Public Library Director, Ramiro Salazar 

 
Carver Branch Library, which opened 90 years ago in a small wooden building during World War I, is one of San Antonio Public Library’s oldest libraries. The present building was built on donated land in 1973 and underwent remodeling in 1994 to become what is the current Carver Branch Library. 
 
Named after African American scientist George Washington Carver, the Carver Branch Library proudly serves San Antonio’s east side community with a collection of over 56,000 items including special collections of African American Studies and Spanish language materials. 
 
SAPL is currently offering Phase 3 COVID-19 services which include: Contact-Free Pickup, Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and computer access by appointment Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Visit guides.mysapl.org/Carver90th for more information. Library staff members are available by phone at 210.207.2500. Assistance is also available by chat at www.mysapl.org.  

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