Friday, April 24, 2009

Cody Branch Library Celebrates 25 Years!

Sunday, April 29, 1984, Cody Branch Library opened its doors to the public. On Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Cody will celebrate its 25th birthday! Readers of all ages are invited to come together, have some birthday cake and celebrate all the library has to offer. The party is free and open to the public.

Cody Branch Library was the 14th branch added to the San Antonio Public Library System and since then has consistently been the library’s busiest branch. In 2008, Cody circulated 477,623 books and materials and had 296,061 visitors.

Opened in 1984, it was built on land donated by the Northside Independent School District. The branch was named in honor of Mr. Edmund Cody who served as the Superintendent of the Northside School District for seventeen years and was instrumental in promoting the community library. With a collection of well over 90,000 volumes, the branch contains 13,617 square feet, including a public meeting room.

Event Schedule:
9 a.m. 25th Anniversary Celebration
10 a.m. Storytime Magic with Donnabelle the Clown
11 a.m. St. Gregory's Line Dancers
11:30 a.m. Perfomance by Brandeis High School Steel Drum Band
12 noon Goldilocks presented by the Clark High School Drama Department
1 p.m. Las Connyn Mariachi Duo- with Benita and Estella
2 p.m. Ukulele Fun with Joyce- Hawaiian Music and Dance for the whole Family
3 p.m. Brazilian La Capoeria

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