Timeless tales for Schertz-area readers

by Special to Texas Lifestyle Magazine on December 1, 2015 in Living Texas, San Antonio,
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‘Tis the season of giving in Texas, and The Crossvine community has started giving early by donating custom-designed copies of Peter Pan and The Secret Garden to libraries and schools in the Schertz area.

Located in Schertz, Texas, just northeast of San Antonio, literature lovers can find copies of the books at the Schertz Library, Rose Garden Elementary School, Ray D. Corbett Junior High School, Barbara C. Jordan Intermediate School, Samuel Clements High School and the JBSA-Randolph Air Force Base Library.

Members of the community were greatly supportive of the donations. Courtesy Photo
Members of the community were greatly supportive of the donations. Courtesy Photo

Schertz Library and all Schertz public schools will receive several hard back copies of each book which will become part of their permanent lending inventory. 200 complimentary copies of each book will be available, for free, to service members and their families at the Randolph Air Force Base Library as well.

“This project began as an amenity for residents of The Crossvine, to kick start engagement with the lending libraries within the neighborhood; but as the project progressed, we wanted to extend the service to the surrounding community,” said Chris Price, developer of The Crossvine and President of Price Companies. “The Crossvine is committed to fostering a sense of community and connectivity within The Crossvine, and between the neighborhood and the city of Schertz. This donation is a part of that commitment to Schertz and to the people who live in the area.”

Peter Pan and The Secret Garden are great reads for all ages. Courtesy Photo.
Peter Pan and The Secret Garden are great reads for all ages. Courtesy Photo.

These books are an extension of a plan for permanent, free-standing “lending-library” boxes that will be installed throughout The Crossvine community. The Crossvine designed and printed custom covers for Peter Pan and The Secret Garden for these lending libraries and the book donation idea grew from there.

This labor of love came to fruition with the help of members of the community, and Austin-based advertising agency lookthinkmake.

“The Crossvine collaborated on the creative design of the books with lookthinkmake as part of the neighborhood’s lending-library boxes,” Mason Kerwick, publicist for the community said. “Additional assistance came from Randolph Air Force Base’s wonderful librarians and administrative staff who helped with the successful development and coordination of the customized lending shelf that will hold complimentary copies of Peter Pan and The Secret Garden for service members and their families. The Crossvine’s developer is committed to community interaction and to investing in details that make a difference.”

Lending libraries in the Schertz area are a great way to find a new adventure to dive into. Courtesy photo
Lending libraries in the Schertz area are a great way to find a new adventure to dive into. Courtesy photo

The book giveaway is the first of multiple planned initiatives to further cultivate long-lasting, valuable interaction between The Crossvine and the surrounding area. To learn more about The Crossvine, visit their website: thecrossvine.com/.

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