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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Harker Heights Library strikes again. This time they “seussified” the children’s area in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Kids performed at an open mic, played with Legos and other gears to make a puppet, and loads of other fun-filled activities. They did a variety of STEM activities for different ages. Even the Dr. Seuss juice […]

Teacher and Student Reunite

Former UT English Professor Carolyn Osborn and one of her students from a long time ago, Laurie Mahaffey, re-connected at the North Shore Book Festival in Lago Vista last month. Mrs. Osborn graciously signed several of her books for a very delighted former student.


Lockhart Celebrates

The Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, the oldest continuously operating public library in Texas, held its grand re-opening on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

The library expanded into the first floor of the 1890 Masonic Lodge next door several years ago; this project marks the completion of the renovation of the second and third floors […]

Authors Day

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


Robot Christmas Party in Diboll

Sprouting Green Weeding Practices

Recycled Reads, the Austin Public Library’s bookstore, has recently finished a project partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Our project, Sprouting Green Weeding Practices in Libraries, highlights the story of Recycled Reads and encourages other libraries to take on more sustainable weeding practices. A big part of our mission […]

Life Sized Candy Land

The Wilson County Public Library had a Life-Size Candyland Game as a fundraiser to help pay for performers during our Summer Reading Program. Thanks to Nicki Stohr for sharing this with us!

Paying customers ($2.00 per person) were treated as the game piece with family spinners and a good luck wish: 1) Take a dip […]

Texas Vietnam Veterans Exhibit

Pattie Mayfield, director of the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library in Honey Grove shared about their exhibit. ”

We currently have the Texas Vietnam Veterans Exhibit at our library. It is a prestigious – they have only been to large cities, we are the smallest site so far. The Artist of the exhibit, Don Dorsey told […]

Celebrations in Lake Whitney

Susan Mann, Laurie Mahaffey and Denice Carter

Lake Whitney is loving their new library! They held a grand opening on October 4 to celebrate their badly needed new library. Joining them was Susan Mann the Texas Library Association President and director of the Hillsboro Library, Laurie Mahaffey the executive director of CTLS, and Denise […]