Literacy Night at Carver Branch Library

Thanks to a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, two Austin Public Library branches and two Austin Independent School District elementary schools have cooperated this year on a grant entitled “Connect4Literacy”. One of the activities was  “Literacy Night” at the Carver Branch Library of the Austin Public Library. [...]

Reminder: Performer's Showcase Coming Up This Friday

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

Clifford Pops a Tent in the Wilson County Public Library

 Clifford the Big Red Dog has come to live in the Wilson County Public Library Children’s Room. An anonymous patron decided that Clifford need to live in the big top!

Do you have any unique displays or characters living in your library? Send us pictures and tell their story!

Outstanding New Librarian: Kit Coates of Cedar Park

At the 100th Annual Texas Library Association conference in Fort Worth in April, Youth Services Manager Kit Coates of the Cedar Park Public Library received the Outstanding New Librarian Award. Congratulations!

Young Writers & Illustrators Conference, Harker Heights

The Harker Heights Public Library will be presenting “Pencil Productions” a Young Writers and Illustrators Conference at the Harker Heights Public Library on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Budding authors and illustrators grades 1st through 6th will attend genre workshops, share their works with peers, and meet published authors. Our goal [...]

Bastrop Gingerbread Houses

A delicious, fun program was held at the Bastrop Public Library recently. Thanks to Bonnie Ueckert and Carey Kittrell for these photos! If your library has done a unique program, send us your photos!

Transforming Books Into Pumpkins

News from Taylor Public Library
We decorated the Library for fall with pumpkins made from old books. My husband and his band saw are frequently called upon for such projects. You will kill your hand if you just cut pages with scissors. There are links to a couple of tutorials below.

There are just a few differences [...]

Get a Clue in Mexia

The Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia enjoyed decorating their meeting room for the Summer Reading Program.

Science Trailblazer in the News

Waco was in the news again! City Beat did a news report on the Trailblazer, science truck. Thanks to James Karney for sharing with us.

Waco in the News

Smithville SRP Finale

Smithville Public Library hosted a crowd of over 250 people, who enjoyed live music, horse, train, and carriage rides, and water fun along with lunch and sno-cones. After the reading certificates were awarded, they hosted Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy from San Antonio, as one of audience. Thank you Judith Bergeron for sharing [...]