Community & Educational Outreach

Geektown for Teens

Prepare yourself. Geektown is going to be AWESOME.

Are you a teenager planning on being at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 6? Or are you the parent of teenagers who love to read? Or a teacher with teenage students who devour books?

Well, take it from us — you are going to love GEEKTOWN, the Book Festival’s cool and exclusive area where young adult readers can spend the day. Check it out!

In the H-E-B Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art and at Whataburger Geektown HQ, you’ll find author presentations and panels discussing interesting topics in YA literature with some of the bestselling authors in YA lit. Following the authors’ presentations, teens have the opportunity to purchase a book from Barnes & Noble and then meet the author to get their book signed!

The Authors

Take a look at our 2019 young adult lineup:

Plus Special Presentations!

In addition to the fabulous author presentations happening in Geektown, we have two special sessions for teens. BiblioTech presents “Meet the Winners of BiblioTech’s 2019 90-Second Newbery Film Festival!” and the San Antonio Public Library presents “Pitch (im)Perfect: Karaoke with SAPL’s Teen Services Center!

Whataburger Activities

Whataburger Activities:
  • Play Whataburger soccer with FINCH ROBOTS
  • Get your tech on with SPHERO ROBOTICS
  • Use Play-Doh to build a circuit at the MAKEY MAKEY STATION
  • Build a tower out of fry boxes
  • Get the Whataburger geofilter to impress your friends on Snapchat
  • Stay charged hundo P at their charging station
  • Take photos with your squad in the photo booth with Whataburger props
  • PLAY GAMES WITH THE FAM: Whataburger Fry Toss, Onion Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss, Plinko and more! 

Free swag while supplies last!

Even MORE Activities!

Try out the virtual reality headsets with MERGE

Aim for checkmate with LIFE-SIZE CHESS from San Antonio Campus Chess Clubs

Check out the updated V.R.O.O.M. VAN with SAPL Teen Services

Wands up with the HARRY POTTER CLUB from Burbank HS

Test your smarts at the Geektown CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Build your own zine to take home with RED SALMON ARTS

Scope out RIDE FOR READING‘s savage bikes

Snap a photo with super heroes from the CHAMPIONS OF SAN ANTONIO

Play Connect4 with AT&T

Strike a pose with VANITY FAIR‘s roaming photo booth

Go digital with BIBLIOTECH‘s DJ controllers, remote-controlled cars, VR, and MORE! 

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