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Space Memorabilia Community Show & Tell

Space Memorabilia Community Show & Tell

Saturday, August 23rd, 2 p.m.

New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

Are you a collector of space memorabilia?  Were you involved in the space program (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, the Space Shuttle)?  Do you have a vintage jar of Tang? 

Bring in your artifacts, memorabilia, and stories and join us for this community show-and-tell.  We'll photograph all the artifacts and post the photos and stories to the library's website. 

The entry form is available for download in the box below or at the Help Desk.


Space Memorabilia Entry Form


Summer Reading Program

Summer Highlights:

    Check our online library calendar or come to the library for print brochures for times and dates of programs!                                                          Below is a sampling of all we have to offer this summer!

·         The Relativity of Einstein: a performance by Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson as Albert Einstein

·          Hands-on classes on soldering, screen printing, magazine art, button making, and more, on many Thursdays and Saturdays  at the Westside

·         The Singing Zoologist: Lucas Miller performing songs about the natural world for kids

·         Space Memorabilia Show & Tell

·         A lecture on the science of linguistics by Professor Don Berquist of Trinity University

·         DIY classes on making family videos, amigurumi, and crochet (3rd Wednesday of every month)

·         Summer Science Flicks: Great feature films with Science and Nature themes, every Thursday evening


Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

"Fizz, Boom, Read!"


The theme for year's Summer Reading Program is Science! We'll have many great programs, events, projects & reading prizes related to science for children, teens & adults!!


If you haven't signed up yet, there's still plenty of time. Next time you're in the library stop by the Children's Desk or the Help Desk. We'll sign you up,  and give you a reading log with information about the Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens, and Adults.


The guidelines are simple:

Children:  Color in each "bubble" on the back of the "Fizz, Boom, Read!" reading log. (Children should color a bubble for every 20 minutes of reading. A completed log represents 1,000 minutes of reading!) Once the log is completed the child will receive a book, a Summer Reading Program Certificate, and a prize out of the Treasure Chest!

Adults:  Mark off one "gear" icon on the reading log for each hour read. Once the log is completed (five gears marked off),  bring it to the library and enter it in one of the prize boxes located on the "Holds" shelf: Johnson Space Center in Houston, the San Antonio Zoo,the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the Witte Museum, Natural Bridge Caverns, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Scobee Planetarium. Then pick up another reading log, and keep reading for more chances to win prizes!

Teens: Mark off one "planet" icon on the reading log for each hour read. Once the log is completed (five planets market off), bring it in to the library's Help Desk and place it in the Space Shuttle prize box for chances to win a prize in our weekly drawings, as well as a very cool end of summer prize that is still a secret!



Every Month


 Summer Reading Program!!

Sign up online: here 


    Adult Programs at a Glance

    Adult Summer

    Programming Brochure (Click Here)

    Most of our programs are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

    Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.

    The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

    Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it.

    Sign up at the Children's Desk beginning January 6th and at the Westside beginning January 7.

    You'll receive a book bag, a welcome sheet with instructions, a reading log and a progress card.

    The library will provide regular get-togethers with storytimes, activities and early literacy tips

    At 500 books your child will receive a stuffed animal. At 1000 books your child will receive a book and a certificate of completion. You will also see your child's name on a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten display in the library.

    This is a wonderful way for the family to read and grow together!


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