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Want to read with the family on Mission Reach overlooking the San Antonio River, or under the CoCobijos outdoor work of art? It’s now possible with the unveiling of the all-new Little Free Library on the South Side in Mission County Park, located at 6030 Padre Drive.
The Little Free Library was started by the South Side Chapter of the Scooby Van of San Antonio, Live From The Southside and the San Antonio River Foundation.
The inauguration festivities included a story hour with a local author Johana hernandez, the Scooby Van from San Antonio, live animal interactions with Southern Wildlife Rehab, a wilderness scavenger hunt, and educational activities from the San Antonio River Foundation.
Local businesses such as Urban Air South of San Antonio, Comprehensive care, River aid and the San Antonio Art Museum were also established to distribute gifts to the community and show their support.
Special guest, City Councilor District 3, Phyllis Viagran joined live from Southside CEO / editor April Monterrosa to unveil the new Little Free Library with a few words from Linda Pearson, Founder of the Scooby Van in San Antonio, and Frates Seeligson, Executive Director of the San Antonio River Foundation.
Thanks to the Hablitz family for their generous donation from the library and to Bobby Avila for Avid Art to turn it into a work of art! The design of the library was inspired by CoCobijos, Mission San José’s art portal located in Mission County Park.
What is a small free library? A Little Free Library is a literary resource powered by and for the community. You can take a book or you can leave a book. Do you have books suitable for children who need a new home? Consider donating your lightly used books to the new Little Free Library in Mission County Park.
To get more involved in the Scooby Van mission of the Southside section of San Antonio, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]
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