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Hutto Public Library Celebrates Their 8th Birthday!

The Hutto Public Library recently celebrated their 8th birthday! Their Friends group provided a cake and encouraged their patrons to attend. Though they said no gifts were necessary, they said they would gladly take gently used materials or monetary donations.

Happy Birthday, Hutto!

Midland County Public Library Unveils New Work By 2015 Library Artists

MIDLAND, TX – During this year’s winter break the Midland County Public Library has hosted the second annual Library Artist program featuring brothers Scott and Elliott Lunson at the Centennial Library. Library Artists Scott and Elliott have distributed over 120 free canvases, and art supplies to local residents.

During the Library Artist program […]

Rio Grande City Library Staff Recognized at City Banquet

Congratulations to Yolanda Riojas for receiving the Employee Recognition Peer Award by the Rio Grande City Public Library staff and to Rio Grande City Public Library Director Norma Fultz for receiving a Special Recognition Award for bringing distinction to the city at the 2015 City of Rio Grande City Longevity Awards and Employee Banquet.

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Director of Edinburg Library Receives Prestigious Mexican Award

The Director of the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg, TX, Leticia S. Leija received the prestigious Ohtli Award during a reception held at the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen. The Ohtli Award is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Mexican or Mexican-American community. This award acknowledges and celebrates the recipient’s […]

Westbank Gets a Makeover!

Westbank Library closed for 6 months this year to complete a renovation of their 15,000 square foot facility. The renovation included installation of a fire sprinkler system, addressing maintenance issues, refreshing the space (new restrooms, kitchen, paint, flooring, furnishings, acoustical tiles, LED lighting, landscape, signage, and technology improvements), and making a few changes in response […]

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!

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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.