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Brook Hollow Branch Library in San Antonio Marks 40 Years with Anniversary Celebration

The San Antonio Public Library is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Brook Hollow Branch Library on Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event promises a range of family-friendly games and activities for attendees.

The anniversary celebration will kick off with a speaking program at 10:30 a.m., featuring notable figures such as District 9 Council representative John Courage, District 9 Library Trustee Marcie Ince, and San Antonio Public Library Assistant Director Kathy Donellan.

Exciting plans for the free, public event include the Kids Cube Craze, where participants can color and assemble their own paper Rubik's Cube. Attendees can also enjoy a Bodacious photo booth, tunes from the top hits of 1983, commemorative postcards, and limited-edition buttons (while supplies last). For fans of the 1980s, there will be popular board games available.

The event will also feature Smarty, the San Antonio Public Library's loveable mascot. Attendees can indulge in light refreshments as they celebrate the milestone.

Brook Hollow, named after the northeast San Antonio community where it is situated, first opened its doors in December 1983. It holds the distinction of being the first San Antonio Public Library location built outside Loop 410. Over the years, it has undergone remodeling twice, in 1997 and 2005, to cater to the needs of the growing community.

Recently, Brook Hollow received a brand-new heating, ventilation, and air cooling system, and there are plans for a parking lot expansion in the near future. Despite the changes, Brook Hollow remains one of the most utilized SAPL locations, attracting a significant number of visitors and checkouts. Throughout its forty-year history, generations of San Antonians of all ages have frequented and enjoyed the Brook Hollow Branch Library.

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