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Weather prompts rescheduling of Friday workshop

The Summer Reading Program Workshop scheduled for Friday, January 9 at the Elgin Public Library has been rescheduled to Friday, January 23. Same time, everything else is the same.

Stay safe and warm!

The CTLS Staff


Library Day in Harker Heights

Lisa Youngblood, director of the Harker Heights Public Library (on the right) and her daughter Sheridan celebrate “Library Day” at Barnes and Noble. They signed up people for cards on the spot and offered a variety of programs throughout the day including a Fun and Fantasy storytime. Fun was had by all!


Science at the Comanche Public Library

The Comanche Public Library had a science program for students that took their robotics project to a State competition this year. The students presented a great demo. A local engineer spoke with them about his profession and encouraged the kids to study hard. Thanks to Margaret Waring for sharing these with us.


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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]