The Friends of Carver Library

The Friends of Carver Library

The Friends of Carver Library is a member group of The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. We provide support to and promote literacy at the Carver Branch Library – Your Community Library.

G.W. Carver Library opened in 1930 located at the Carver Community Center as a reading room in the Carver Community Auditorium & Library. It was the Colored Branch of the San Antonio Public Library system and the only place in San Antonio Black people were allowed access to books. Carver Library moved to its current location at 3350 E. Commerce Street in 1972 and has been a long standing pillar in San Antonio’s Black Community.

Carver Library is currently home to the city’s largest African American book collection, The Pan-African Festival, The San Antonio African American Book Festival and many other Events, Community Discussions and Organizations. There is a Children’s Library, Teen Center, LEARN Resource Center, Computer Lab, Meeting Room and a Black History Photograph Exhibit all within the walls of Carver.

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