Memorial Day

2008 Memorial Day Poster #1. Created by Virginia Reyes of the Air Force News Agency. US Air Force Photo by Vance Janes. Air Force Link does not provide printed posters but a PDF file of this poster is available for local printing. Requests can be made to Please specify the title and number

The CTLS office will close May 28 to observe Memorial Day. We will resume our regular schedule May 29.

If you have special events at your library, such as a program or a Day of Service, please send us your photos.

We’d love to publicize your activities!

Special thanks to McConnell Air Force Base for making this image available.

7th annual Out of this World UFO Festival & Conference

The 7th annual Out of this World UFO Festival & Conference took place April 13 and 14 in Edinburg, Texas. The two-day event began with the Festival on Friday, April 13 and ended with the Conference at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, a ticketed event that took place Saturday, April 14th.

This year, the conference featured an amazing list of speakers, with a return presentation by Travis Walton, whose real-life abduction story inspired the movie, “Fire in the Sky” and frequent guest of Ancient Aliens, UK UFO Researcher, Nick Pope.

See the news video at

Edinburg’s UFO Festival and Conference was rated the 3rd best UFO festival in the world in an April 2017 post by Listverse. They outranked Roswell, New Mexico, which only got 10th place.

Community Engagement with BiblioBoard

Click the links below to view these quick Community Engagement demos from our CPP friends at BiblioBoard.

For more information, email Sarah Davis, Library Relations Manager, at or 843-437-3687. She can schedule an individual demo catered to your community engagement goals.

There’s also a more detailed, pre-recorded 45-minute demo available. Contact Sarah to get the link.
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Children’s Plus, Inc

Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)!  In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles.

Key Features of CPI: Continue reading Children’s Plus, Inc

TMLDA Achievement of Excellence Awards

Pflugerville, along with 26 other CTLS member libraries, received the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. This award is conferred each year by the the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) to applicant libraries who are found to exhibit excellence in 10 service areas. Of the 54 libraries receiving this award in 2017, 50% are CTLS members. They are Continue reading TMLDA Achievement of Excellence Awards

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