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San Antonio Public Library Unveils Brand New Library Learning Van for Children and Teens

“The San Antonio Public Library announced and unveiled a brand new Library Learning Van today at Wheatley Middle School. Named, V.R.O.O.M.- the Valero Roaming Online Outreach Mobile, the van will roam throughout the Eastside Promise Neighborhood, providing online outreach to children and teens, in order to bridge the digital divide that exists in our community. V.R.O.O.M is just one more example of how the Library provides access to online resources that empower the lives of our citizens.” (via mysanantonio.com)

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Libraries, parks funding restored in new city budget

“The City Council on Thursday adopted a $2.3 billion budget that keeps libraries functioning seven days a week and restores parks funding through a $1 increase to the city’s monthly environmental fee. Council members largely praised City Manager Sheryl Sculley and her budget staff for deft handling of the budget during tight fiscal times. Not everyone was pleased with the final spending plan. Council members Elisa Chan and Carlton Soules voted against almost everything in the budget, saying the believed that the council was acting irresponsibly and living beyond its means.” (via San Antonio Express-News)

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