TSLAC Accepting FY2017 Family Place Project Applications

TSLAC is currently accepting applications for participation in the Family Place Libraries Project. I recently got to tour the Round Rock Public Library children’s area after they became a Family Place Library and it looks wonderful! Children and caregivers were playing and reading together. Here is just some of the work they have done.


Texas Commission on the Arts Performance Support Grant Applications due February 1

If you are interested in hiring performers for your Summer Reading Program, or any program happening between March 15-June 14, you may want to apply for a Texas Commission on the Arts Performance Support Grant! This quarter’s application deadline is February 1st. These grants provide professional artist fees to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations […]

Texas Book Festival Library Grant Applications Due February 5th

From the Texas Book Festival website:

Since the Texas Book Festival’s (TBF) founding in 1995, it has been a part of the TBF’s mission to promote Texas libraries and literacy. Each year, funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival support grants that are distributed the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,044 […]

TSLAC Scholarship for Public Librarians to Attend Research Institute for Public Libraries

From the TSLAC website:


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is offering a time-sensitive scholarship for two public librarians interested in attending the nationally-recognized Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL). The Institute will be held September 30-October 3, 2016 in Inverness, Colorado.

RIPL will provide participating librarians training on the following:

Designing […]

Jeanette and Jim Larson Grant Application Available

The application is open for the Jeanette and Jim Larson Grant, awarding $500.00 for a public library to buy mysteries. Applications are due by January 18, 2016. See the TLA website for more information and to apply!

The Maker Corps Grant at Wilson County Public Library

MakerEd is a non-profit organization that supports educators and communities to be able to provide making environments and experiences for youth. Libraries can apply to their grant program called MakerCorps that provides support and training to begin and develop maker programming.

The grant is focused on summer programming for youth. A second goal of […]

Grant Opportunities from Humanities Texas, 9/15 Deadline

Eric Lupfer of Humanities Texas recently passed along these grant opportunities for libraries to us. Check them out! The September 15 deadline is quickly approaching!

Humanities Texas Grants

Humanities Texas Exhibitions

Request for Proposals for the Texas Family Reading Program

For more information, contact Humanities Texas: call 512.440.1991 or email info@humanitiestexas.org


Bots and Books Update

May closes out a very busy 3rd quarter for Bots & Books! Many libraries held camps during Spring Break and several had kick off events to tease their LEGO robotics kits for Summer Reading Program usage. Here are just a few of the wonderful images that are coming in!

The Smithville Public Library got some […]

A Year at CTLS

CTLS would like to thank you for your support over the last year. Many of you responded to our survey for your feedback. Take a look at some of the things member libraries have done this last year. Find out more about our grants. It really was a great year! Click here for the full […]

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 […]