The staff of the Cedar Park Public Library and Library Director Pauline Lam were recognized at a City Council meeting recently for receiving the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors’ Association. Other CTLS libraries receiving this award were Boerne (Library Director Kelly Skovbjerg), Edinburg (Library Director Leticia Leija), Harker [...]
Congratulations to the Bell Whittington Public Library, Portland, TX and Rose Aleta Laurell, Director!
This library was named a finalist in the IMLS Best Small Library in America competition!
“Serving a population of 15,099 in a satellite community near Corpus Christi, this library does an awful lot with the $29 per capita budget at its disposal. The judges noted [...]
Congratulations to the following Library Journal five-star libraries! Bee Cave Public Library in Bee Cave, Tri-Community Library in Prairie Lea, Black Bridge Library in Dime Box, and Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library in Rocksprings. The D. Brown Library in Rosebud and the Real County Library in Leakey are 3-star libraries. We applaud the hard work [...]
The Friends of the Pflugerville Community Library were awarded the 2012 Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Community Development Program grant in the amount of $25,000 to assist in the development of a Water Use Demonstration Courtyard in the expansion of the Pflugerville Community Library. Mayor Jeff Coleman, City Council members, and Friends of the Pflugerville Community [...]
At the TLA Conference this past week, Pat received the TLA Distinguished Service Award. We are so proud of her! This award recognizes substantial demonstration of leadership to the profession. For over 30 years, Patricia Tuohy has provided outstanding leadership for the Central Texas Library System, a system that has grown from 37 to 80 [...]
Today the ALA announced the winners and honorees of the Youth Media Awards at the Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX. See the webcast here or view the list here! Congrats to all the winners and honorees!
Check out this year’s 2×2 titles from TLA, 700 titles whittled to 20 to showcase the best in books for children 2 years old to 2nd grade.
Ashman, Linda. No Dogs Allowed! Illustrated by Kristin Sorra. Sterling. ISBN 978-1-4027-5837-9. $14.95. Ages 4-8. Welcome to Alberto’s restaurant…unless you’re a dog, a cat, a bunny, or ANYTHING with fur, [...]
On April 13 the Texas Library Association recognized the work that Susan Mann – Hillsboro City Library- has done on behalf of all libraries in Texas.
Susan received the Distinguished Service to Libraries from TLA at its Annual Conference in Austin Texas. Susan has worked tirelessly to increase state aid for public library programs during [...]
School Library Journal’s third annual online contest kicks off Monday, March 14, with the first of four elimination rounds, pitting 16 of last year’s best books for young people in a winner-takes-all showdown (think college basketball’s March Madness). The last book standing will be announced Monday, April 4.
Be sure to follow the action on their “Battle of the [...]
Just a reminder that the CTLS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2010 CTLS Service Awards. Here is the opportunity to nominate those special people who help make your library the very best, and who contribute so much to the library community. Fill out and return the Nomination Forms by Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Forms [...]