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All Posts by Mary Flannigan

Book Buddies News – November 2018

At Book Buddies the new year of book drives and volunteer activity is in full swing. Our Book Drive Committee, consisting of Maria Salinas, Rosa Maria Gonzalez, and Midge Breslof, is working on encouraging groups all over the city to hold book drives. And those books have been coming in! Concordia

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Executive Director Note – November 2018

“Each day I am thankful for the nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love.”  –Author Unknown Here at SAYL, we have many things to be thankful for this coming Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful first and

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Book Buddy News – October 2018

Reagan High School Honor Society is again proving to be a valuable partner to Book Buddies, having started the year by agreeing to help at many sorting sessions. On Saturday, September 22, they backed that up by working like beavers to help reduce the pile of unsorted books that have

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SAYL Welcomes New Staffers

This summer, SAYL welcomed new program manager Alyssa Delgado, and our new volunteer manager, Angela Rendon. Alyssa grew up as the book loving daughter of a librarian in Brownsville, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas in 2009. After receiving her BA in English, she moved

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Executive Director Note – September 2018

“TEACHER?  I PREFER THE TERM EDUCATIONAL ROCKSTAR!” Its official, we are back to school. The state sales tax weekend (where I suspect most of the bargain hunters were NOT going back to school or even parents of those going back to school) has passed. Our best and brightest are, once

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