The Great Book Giveaway

Northside ISD Librarians Invite You to Attend

New and Gently Used Books for FREE!

Great Book Giveaway is the Northside Librarians' way to place new or gently used books into the hands of elementary, middle and high school students, free of charge!

Have an adult drive you to Brennan, Holmes, or O'Connor High Schools and from your car you will receive a bag with new and gently used books at no cost, while supplies last.

High School students, if you have a driver's license and drive yourself to this event, you will receive TWO bags!

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Inclement Weather

We will distribute books at Brennan, Holmes, and O'Connor High schools on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

The event will be held through light drizzle or rain, but not thunderstorms. Should thunderstorms occur, we'll wait for the storm to pass and continue until whatever happens first: 8:00 p.m. or all books have been given away.


Teachers who wish to receive books for their class must go in person to any one of our three sites. They:
  • Must show NISD identification
  • Need to leave their name, campus, grade level, number bags they wish to receive
  • Will receive one bag of books on site
  • Receive enough bags for their students on site, only if there are supplies left in the last half hour of the 2 hour distribution or
  • Get books delivered to their campus, free of charge

Three Locations for Your Convenience

William J. Brennan High School

Thursday, April 13th, 6-8pm

2400 Cottonwood Way

San Antonio, TX


Oliver Wendell Holmes High School

Thursday, April 13th, 6-8pm

6500 Ingram Road

San Antonio, TX

Same day, same time, two convenient locations.

Sandra Day O'Connor High School

Thursday, April 13th, 6-8pm

12221 Leslie Road

Helotes, TX

Our Sponsors

Special thanks go to our most generous partners in education.

Contributing Sponsors:

Thorndike Press

SA Reads

Scholastic Book Fairs

Macmillan Books

Great Book Giveaway, Brennan HS, 2021