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Iced In Party

“Elsa” (volunteer Sheridan) and “Anna” (volunteer Shawnee) visited the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library for the “Iced In Party!” Over 300 people came out on a school night to enjoy Winter stories, songs, crafts, facepainting, food, and more! So many kids came in costume! We had little girls crying in joy […]

Robot Christmas Party in Diboll

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 […]

Lake Whitney Public Library Celebrates Grand Opening

Lago Vista Public Library and Police Officers Join Forces

Lago Vista hosted a Forensic Program with a member of the Lago Vista Police. Their patrons had a wonderful time as the officer took fingerprints and talked about forensics. Lago Vista also had record attendance this summer ending with their Grand Finale with Bonzo Crunch with 83 in attendance! Congrats on such a successful summer […]

Clifton, TX is full of future authors and illustrators!

In addition to the summer reading program, the Clifton Public Library had the children write and illustrate their own books! And here are some of the spoils!

The children really enjoyed making them and they are on display in the library. Fantastic idea for promoting creativity in the community! Thanks […]

4th Annual International Book Discussion in Edinburg

Check out this wonderful event in its 4th year at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg. They plan to work with librarians in Monterrey, Mexico in the future. Director Jose Tamez is happy to answer any questions should anyone want to replicate a similar program in their communities.

Thank you for sharing, Edinburg!

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Kingsland Library’s Armadillo Tea

The Kingsland Library, a branch of the Llano County Library System, is holding an Armadillo Tea on Saturday, March 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Two Rivers Room at the Kingsland Library, 125 w. Polk Street in Kingsland. Tickets are $15.

What is an Armadillo Tea? “Celebrating Southern women, their culture, contributions, and […]

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 […]

Austin ISD Collaborating with Independent Book Seller, BookPeople

Check out this Publishers Weekly article about an interesting collaborative project happening with Austin’s indy bookstore BookPeople and CTLS Member Austin ISD! Does your library have any inspiring community collaboration projects happening? Please let us know!