Southside ISD and Community Businesses Collaborate with Scooby Van of San Antonio

What does the Southside Independent School District, community businesses, and the Scooby Van of San Antonio have in common? Providing “Little Libraries” on the Southside’s rural area. 

The Southside ISD Career & Technical Education students installed six little libraries on the grounds of local businesses in their neighborhoods. (The little libraries are being sponsored by Joeris General Contractors.) The students worked together under the supervision of their teachers, Mr. Cruz and Mr. Vigil, on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 9am to install each library.

Each of the small business locations are family-friendly establishments in the school district’s community. The goal of the collaboration is for families to enjoy a good book and great food while visiting the businesses. Community members are also encouraged to donate books to the little libraries at any of the locations. 

The school district has also teamed up with the Scooby Van of San Antonio’s Southside Chapter to help keep the little libraries stocked with books and promote little library events. The Scooby Van of San Antonio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes literacy & creates excitement about reading, bringing communities together through literacy.

Scooby Van of San Antonio is founded by Linda Pearson and it’s Southside Chapter is led by Live from the Southside’s CEO April Monterrosa. If you would like to learn more about the Scooby Van of San Antonio, visit: scoobyvansa.comIf you would like a little library at your place of business, contact: livefromthesouthside@gmail.com.

Southside ISD neighborhood Little library locations:

Red Velvet Cafe and Bakery

Address: 2275 Old Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78264

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant

Address: 23425 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78264

Everybody Loves Raymond

Address: 18600 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221

J & S Smokehouse

3710 Waterwood Pass Dr, Elmendorf, TX 78112

Gracie’s Tacos and Snacks

19392 highway 281 south, 1408 Janet Gale St, San Antonio, TX 78221

House of Jesus Ministry

22835 Hickory Shadow, San Antonio, TX

 

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