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!
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Lake Whitney Public Library Celebrates Grand Opening

Join the new Lake Whitney Public Library as they celebrate their Grand Opening on  Saturday, October 4 [...]

Friends of Hillsboro City Library Hosting George Boutwell

Friends of Hillsboro City Library Hosting George Boutwell


The Friends of Hillsboro City Library will welcome Central Texas Artist & Author George Boutwell for a noonday luncheon on Tuesday, September 9.  It will be held at Historic City Hall, 127 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro.  Boutwell will be discussing his book, Texas in My Windshield, which is an autobiography from over 40 years of [...]

Herman Brown Library to Host Book Tour Launch and Author Signing

A local book club and the Herman Brown Library will be joining forces to host a book tour launch and author signing on August 19th with Lisa Wingate. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required! For more information, contact the Herman Brown Library in Burnet, TX at 512-715-5228.


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 Library. [...]

Mardi Gras at the Lago Vista Library

At the Lago Vista Library, Mardi Gras is one of the favorite holidays! Staff members put on beads and decorated the library, including the statue of the Little Reader! Library Director Jan Steele plans to include food next time. We hope to be invited for gumbo, king cake, and zydeco music.

PALS Winter Networking Meeting

Librarians in the Piney Woods are invited to a meeting at the T. L. L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll on Friday, February 7, 2014. Registration and networking begin at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. New TSLAC Director and Librarian Mark Smith will share his vision for Texas libraries and will [...]

Thanks to all for a productive Fall Membership Meeting!

Schulenburg Fundraiser

“Kicking off another fall with one goal in mind…”

The Schulenburg Public Library Friends Foundation announces its 10th Annual Chicken Fried Steak Dinner! Side dishes include buttered potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, rolls, & dessert for $8 per plate. The date is Wednesday,  September 25 at the Schulenburg Knights of Columbus Hall, drive-thru only, from 4:30 to [...]