June 16, 2024

San Antonio’s iconic “Enchilada Red” central library soon to reopen

Join us in welcoming back San Antonio’s largest public library! The San Antonio Public Central Library at 600 Soledad Street was part of a $3 million City of San Antonio 2017 – 2022 Bond Program for approved renovations by voters. One of the projects was to refresh the iconic “Enchilada Red” tone of the building with a fresh paint job. A second program included renovations to the first and third floors as well as upgrading the entrance and a new modern children’s section.

The first floor will have an inviting art walk, a new main desk area and inclusive restrooms with adult-sized changing tables. The Children’s Library within the Central Library includes a new story room, interactive early literacy play area, a new family restroom, a lactation room, and a brand new Family Connect computer lab.

A big celebration that will take place at the iconic “Enchilada Red” building downtown San Antonio that will have activities and programming for all-ages! At 10am on Saturday, April 1, a ceremony will take place followed by a ribbon cutting.

The San Antonio Central Library has been undergoing extensive renovations for over a year.

Activities on April 1st include:

For everyone

  •     Central Library passport: explore the new improvements and earn a prize
  •     Birdsong Brackenridge Project birdhouses exhibit
  •     Exhibit highlighting the 1995 opening of Central Library

    For children and families

  •     Chihuly Hat Craft
  •     Build with LEGO & DUPLO
  •     Early Literacy Play Area
  •     Children’s scavenger hunt

    For adults

  •     Learn at SAPL adult education center open house

  For teens

  •     Studio and Lab open house
  •     Karaoke
  •     Snacks

Plus live music, light refreshments and more!

The Central Library Grand Reopening is almost here, and library staff are working hard to get books shelved.📚 💪🏽 Join us next Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. for the fiesta! We’ll begin with a speaking ceremony and ribbon cutting followed by family-friendly festivities. Activities for everyone include a passport that guides you to explore the new library and earn a prize, a Birdsong Brackenridge Project birdhouses exhibit, and a display highlighting the 1995 opening of Central Library. Plus, activities for kids and teens, live music, refreshments, and so much more! Don't miss out on the fiesta! 🎉🎈 Learn more: 🔗 https://guides.mysapl.org/Bond2017/CentralMusic: Mornings by Pollen

Posted by San Antonio Public Library on Friday, March 24, 2023