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Library Journal Announces 2015 Star Libraries

Library Journal has just published their Star Libraries, taking into account four per capita output measures: circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. To learn more about how these ratings are given, visit the Library Journal Star Libraries page.

Library Journal shares the data compiled to make the ratings. You can […]

Taylor Public Library Staff Ready for Halloween!

For the last Storytime before Halloween the Taylor Public Library encouraged the children to dress up, but staff lead by example. Their staff assembled their costumes around a selected book. For more, please see the Library’s Facebook page.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!


Texas Archeology Month displays at Jourdanton Community Library

From the Pleasanton Express website:

Texas Archeology Month displays at Jourdanton Community Library LEON ZABAVA STAFF REPORTER

A big display case inside the Jourdanton Community Library exhibits is filled with artifacts, recognizing Texas Archeology Month. Standing by display are Dorothy Manning, Librarian and Barbara Westbrook, President, Atascosa County Historical Society. LEON ZABAVA | […]

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 […]

Westbank Reopens After Renovation

The main library of Westbank has been closed for renovation for several months. But they back and their bookstore is ready for donations! Looks like they have kept great picture documentation of the progress on their blog. Congrats to being open again! It looks lovely.


Hutto Public Library Celebrates Banned Books Week!

Library Director Paula Waak and her staff made an eye-catching display illustrating Banned Books Week.

This certainly gets the message across! Good work, Paula!

Harwood Institute Feedback and Follow up at the Harker Heights Public Library

The Harker Heights Public Library worked with two area elementary schools to provide a Leadership Camp for 3rd – 5th graders this summer. During this week the children discussed servant leadership and broke into service project groups. One group was very excited to be given the Harwood Institute “Aspirations” survey. I first modeled a short […]

Breaking Summer Reading Records in Clifton

The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton, TX had record numbers attend their summer reading program this year with 450 attendees attending their eleven programs. They held an art contest for the children to draw their hero in conjunction with the theme Every Hero has a Story.

They were fortunate to have many local […]

Summer Reading Success at the Schulenburg Public Library

The Schulenburg Public Library has had a very successful Summer Reading Program! Their first program brought in Ranger Cindy bringing in over 75 patrons.

John O’Bryant entertained 125 patrons, young and old, with his Comedy Magic!





Fairfield Public Library Honors Board Members for Their Service

The Fairfield Public Library honored Barbara Crossno, longtime CTLS and Fairfield Board member, and Lee Earl Johnson, longtime Fairfield board member & former CTLS lay representative. Both ladies have now retired from their decades of service. A reception was held in their honor at the Fairfield Public Library with all their sons (6 between them) […]