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!

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 history…an [...]

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. [...]

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!

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 [...]

Star Wars Event

The Nueces County Keach Family Library Hosted a Star Wars Event on May 11. Story time included a special guest, Boba Fett, who read Darth Vader and Son by Jeffery Brown. We also had a Stormtrooper mask and cookie craft for the kids and adults. Those that attended also [...]

Outstanding New Librarian: Kit Coates of Cedar Park

At the 100th Annual Texas Library Association conference in Fort Worth in April, Youth Services Manager Kit Coates of the Cedar Park Public Library received the Outstanding New Librarian Award. Congratulations!

TMLDA Awards

The staff of the Cedar Park Public Library and Library Director Pauline Lam were recognized at a City Council meeting recently for receiving the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors’ Association. Other CTLS libraries receiving this award were Boerne (Library Director Kelly Skovbjerg), Edinburg (Library Director Leticia Leija), Harker [...]

Lake Travis Grand Opening!


Congratulations to Library Director Morgan McMillian, longtime supporters Nancy Pencsak and Carol Black, and a host of friends, staff members, community supporters, and volunteers! Judging from the photos, the new Lake Travis Community Library is a beautiful new space for patrons and staff to enjoy. This is their first stand-alone building. The library started out [...]

March Newsletter

Just in time for spring, here is the March Newsletter!