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Midland County Public Library Extends Popular International Exhibit


International Exhibit Extended PERMIAN BASIN, TX –

Due to popular demand the Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs exhibition on display at the Museum of the Southwest and Midland County’s Centennial Library will be extended. Initially scheduled to close on Sunday, July 26, the exhibition will now remain open until Friday, August 21.

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Gatesville project awarded TNMP Power Grant

The Gatesville Public Library is going to be expanding their 3D printing and purchasing more robotics kits with this wonderful new grant!


Press Release: July 7, 2015

Gatesville project awarded TNMP Power Grant

LEWISVILLE, Texas – A Gatesville Public Library project is one of seven from around Texas-New Mexico Power’s service area to be […]

Joe Barnhart Bee County Library Expansion Project

Check out the following press release from the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library on their upcoming expansion! Thank you for sharing with us!


HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 1, 2015)— The Joe Barnhart Foundation has announced the purchase of a 3,400 square-foot, two-story building at 120 North […]

Midland County Public Libraries Are Adding Shelves, Books, And Making Improvements

Downtown Library Revitalization MIDLAND, TX –


Bucking national sentiment the Midland County Public Libraries are adding new shelves and books at their Downtown Library. While popular opinion may suggest that libraries are a dying breed, statistics show otherwise. The change in momentum towards traditional books has received modest coverage, January article at publishers weekly […]

Health Partners at the McAllen Public Library

Changing Lives with Community Partnerships

McAllen Public Library is proudly partnering with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Needymeds to offer patron access to invaluable benefits programs. In partnership with HHSC, MPL has a computer workstation at each of its three locations specifically dedicated to self-service enrollment in Your Texas Benefits. On the […]

A Different Kind of Survey

About this time each year we ask our members about what we should do in the next year. This year’s survey is a little different and incorporates what we learned in the recent Harwood Public Innovation Labs provided by the Texas State Library. Instead of simply asking what you want from us, we are instead […]

Flood Damage Recovery in Libraries

Wimberley Village Library‘s Carolyn Manning was featured on television this weekend because her library is serving as a place where people can leave found photos for eventual recovery by their owners. WVL also hosted a photographs workshop with archival professionals from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information to help residents preserve photographs […]

Family Place Libraries

Congratulations to the staff of the six CTLS libraries who are going to New York for Family Place Library training. This is GREAT news!

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove Bryan+College Station Library McAllen Public Library Nueces County Library, Robstown Pasadena Public Library Wilson County Library, Floresville

The Family Place Libraries Mission

The mission of […]

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