Congrats to the Temple Memorial Library in Diboll, TX on celebrating such a milestone! Here’s to 50 more! Check out this great local news video spot: KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas
Featuring some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults!
Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event?
Friday, December 6, 2013
Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas (near Austin
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments and sign-in, 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Cost is $30 for CTLS member libraries;
$60 for non-members.
Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.
For more information, contact Kim Lehman at Kim.Lehman@ctls.net or 512-583-0704 or 800-262-4431.
Check out over 200 entries in the CTLS Performer’s List at www.ctls.net
And we’re off! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, please start sharing your December holiday programming, event, and display ideas! Don’t forget that we will be posting ideas on our Pinterest page if you haven’t come up with anything brilliant yet!
Check out the fun they are having in Floresville at the Wilson County Public Library with their Elf on the Shelf! Their big event for the month of December features Sam the Elf on the Shelf who will be reporting back to Santa on their behavior.
Sandy Schultz Hall started working at the Liberty Hill Library at a critical time. She saw the library through as the board was working on some difficult issues. Her patience and poise created a climate of cooperation. During her tenure at Liberty Hill, Sandy completed her MLIS via distance learning, while working full-time and rearing two teens. We will miss her smiling face and wish her every success in the future! Angela Palmer, formerly of the Bee Cave Public Library, is Sandy’s successor.
ALA’s @ Your Library site recently did a profile on a two-year pilot project called StoryCorps @ Your Library which invites members of the public to tell personal stories. CTLS’s very own Smithville Public Library is one of ten participating libraries across the country. Check out this wonderful article featuring Smithville’s director Judith M. Bergeron talking about the program! Thank you for sharing Smithville!
Article illustration: StoryCorps participants. Photo: Rob Lowell.
A couple of years ago, CTLS had a grant program called the Digital Literacy Corps. Laura Perna, our talented administrative professional, ran the program to great acclaim. Now comes news that the good things DLC did are continuing. John Dees, a DLC instructor, reported that he is just finishing up a grant that provides digital literacy training in Central Texas. The audience now is a mix of old CTLS libraries and new ones. As part of the grant, 95 libraries received PCs, and 45 of the rural sites John oversaw got wired for internet use. He recently wrote to our former employee Laura Perna saying, “Just wanted to say thanks and let you know the influence you and DLC had.”
Applause for Laura, the host libraries, and the DLC instructors for improving the job skills of dozens, if not hundreds, of Texas residents! We are very proud that we could be part of such a helpful program.
The CTLS office will be closed next week on Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013. We are so thankful for our wonderful members and hope everyone has a safe, happy holiday!
NOW is the time to get going on applying for the E-rate discount for your library! CTLS makes it easy for you with the help of Toby Sykes of E-Rate Solutions. Please see this page for all of your E-rate needs and let us know if you have any questions!