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 Parman Branch Library Celebrates 10 Years Of Service
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n May, San Antonio Public Library’s Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak turned 10 years old! Over the past
decade, Parman has served countless citizens in the Stone Oak area.
In celebration of Parman’s 10th anniversary, SAPL hosted an online event with in-person come-and-go interactions on May 15. In-person encounters included goodie bags, Take-and-Make distribution, StoryWalk® installation of the book, “Have You Heard the Nesting Bird,” by Rita Gray, a scavenger hunt, photo station, and more.
The online festivities included a video with recorded remarks by: John Courage, Councilman, District 9; Paul Stahl, Chair, Library Board of Trustees; Marcie Ince,
District 9 Trustee, Library Board of Trustees; Ramiro S. Salazar, Library Director, San Antonio Public Library; and Brad Parman, son of Dan Parman who donated the land where the library was built and is commonly referred to as the “grandfather of Stone Oak.” Mr. Parman passed away in 2017.
“My father would have been so pleased with the ways in which the library has become an integral part of the community,” Brad Parman stated. “He transformed his vision into reality; however, there is no doubt that the ‘magic’ of the Parman Library can be attributed to its incredible staff. Our family is deeply appreciative of how, from the very beginning, library staff designed and implemented original and progressive
programming applicable to all ages and interests. Thank you staff, for ensuring that my father’s vision of a vibrant community
The first box will contain items to decorate your box. Return the box to the library with your library book inside. Then, get your second box with your next book and decorate it. In every box will be a form to fill out letting the library know if you liked the book or not, and why or why not. These forms will help library staff pick out the best books for you. You must return a box to get the next box. When you return the box, you will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle at the end of the summer.
center continues, and a heartfelt thanks to those of you who use and enjoy the Parman Library.”
Kids’ Summer Reading Events
Enjoy the following online and outdoor events. Children ages three and up must wear a mask at in-person events.
Online: Dinosaur George – June 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Library at Bulverde Community Park – Storytelling at the park every other Monday morning
Outdoor Make It Tuesday – DIY crafts and projects on the front patio every Tuesday
Summer- continued from page10
    Summer Reading 2021 Is Here
ave the date! Mammen Family Public Library (MFPL) Summer Reading Program will begin the
week of June 13! This year’s theme is “Tales and Tails” featuring eight weeks of animal- inspired programs, stories, and crafts! Kids and teens can also sign up for bi-weekly library subscription boxes! Virtual petting zoos, book clubs, LEGO days, and storytelling are just a few of the exciting plans.
Adult Summer Reading
Tim Tingle, award winning author and
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nationally known storyteller, will be sharing Choctaw Myths and History on June 19. Summer workshops include: Beginning Crocheting Class, All About Blogging, and Nature Photography
Teen Summer Reading
Fill out the form for your own Subscription Box complete with librarian- recommended books, activities, and prizes! Register online at Pick up your box from the location you chose on the form.
Reagan HS Spirit Seniors
Tatum Townsend, Cassidy Nelson, Allison Townsend
BACK ROW: Brianna Brink,
Janae Porter, Ashley Gemoets, Kaela Williamson, Daniela Villegas, Madyson Westermann,
Dayley Lonsdorf, Julie Pham, Amelia Johnson, Natalie Chapman, Sarah Diamond, Lindsie Atwell FRONT ROW: Maizy Kunstman, Mariana Lee Acevedo,
Rachel Jahnke, Alex Aldridge, Julissa Mijares, Emma Stephens, Sofia Ramirez, Kendall Cheslock, and Caroline Allen
June 2021

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