SAReads Reading Instruction Program Kick-Off
Aug
17
10:00am10:00am

SAReads Reading Instruction Program Kick-Off

Approximately 120 trained pre-service teachers from Texas A&M - San Antonio's College of Education tutor kindergarten through 3rd grade students from Southwest Independent School District. Tutors and their students utilize a research based curriculum developed by the Florida Center for Reading Research. Learn more about the SAReads Reading Instruction Program or download our SAReads Impact Reports.

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SAReads Summer Book Drive
Jun
6
to Aug 24

SAReads Summer Book Drive

The SAReads Summer Book Drive officially kicks-off June 6th and will run through August 19th. All book donations into the SAReads Book Bank benefit schools, teachers and other non-profit organizations serving children. 

Although the SAReads Book Bank operates year-round, the summer months are when the need for K-5 and teen books is the greatest. Children who are given access to books during the summer perform 35-40% better on reading achievement tests than those without significant access to books (Allington, Mcgil-Franzen, Canilti, William, Graff, Zeig, Zmack & Nowak, 2010).    

Books accepted:

  • Infant & Toddler board books
  • Children’s story books and easy readers
  • Teen & Middle School books

Books not accepted:

  • Adult Books
  • Textbooks (any age range and subject)
  • Reference, encyclopedia, dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Magazines and workbooks

Book Barrel Locations

Donate your gently used children's and teen books at the following locations from June 1st to August 19th:

  • San Antonio Public Library Branches
  • Firstmark Credit Union Branches
  • The Twig Book Shop
  • YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Find the nearest book barrel location here.

Want to host an SAReads book collection barrel:

Businesses that are interested in hosting an SAReads Summer Book Drive barrel can contact SAReads Book Bank Coordinator Kyra Whitaker-Sheppard.

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SAReads Summer Reading Program
Jun
1
to Aug 19

SAReads Summer Reading Program

SAReads students and their families are invited to participate in the Mayor's Summer Reading Program by the San Antonio Public Library.

Your family can participate too! Just download the Reading Log and track the book titles you finish. If you read by yourself, you must finish at least 8 books to complete the Summer Reading requirement and claim your prize. 

If you listen, you must finish at least 16 books to complete the Summer Reading requirement and claim your prize. Prizes include a Summer Reading Certificate signed by the Mayor and a free paperback book to keep.

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SAReads End of Year Celebration
May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

SAReads End of Year Celebration

  • Omni Hotel San Antonio at the Colonnade (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAReads students and their families are invited to the Omni Hotel San Antonio at the Colonnade for a free dinner and award ceremony to celebrate completing another year of the reading instruction program. Third graders participate in an official send-off and certificate presentation. Day and time still TBD.

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The Big Give SA
May
3
12:01am12:01am

The Big Give SA

Help us get books into the hands of children that need them most! Donating to SAReads during The Big Give on May 3rd helps us FILL OUR SHELVES WITH BOOKS for local children.

Donate here from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on May 3rd, 2016: https://thebiggivesa.org/npo/literacy-san-antonio-inc

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