Bell/Whittington Library a Finalist

Portland Library

Congratulations to  the Bell Whittington Public Library, Portland, TX and Rose Aleta Laurell, Director!

This library was named a finalist in the IMLS Best Small Library in America competition!

“Serving a population of 15,099 in a satellite community near Corpus Christi, this library does an awful lot with the $29 per capita budget at its disposal. The judges noted [...]

Does your Large Print need a refresh?

If anyone would like to refresh their CTLS Large Print Deposit Collection or if you would like to have one of your very own, please contact us. We have books on our shelves that should be out circulating to your patrons! Please don’t hesitate to give us a call – (800)262-4431 –  or shoot us [...]

Tejas Storytelling Conference

You are invited to the Tejas Summer Conference, July 9-11, 2010 at St. Edwards University in Austin.

The theme is Story: A Path to Wholeness.  Featured storytellers include Milbre Burch, Grammy-nominated storyteller and Oracle award recipient, Fort Worth’s Tom McDermott, and Twice Upon a Time Storytellers from Dallas.

Participants can choose from 16 workshop sessions – featuring central Texas favorites [...]

Congrats to “Transforming Life after 50″ fellows

Congratulations to Mickey DuVall (Bastrop PL), Dawn Vogler (TSL) And Rose Aleta Laurell (Ingleside PL, formerly of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart)! These  librarians were 3 of 9 from Texas who were chosen to participate in the IMLS Western Regional Fellowship: Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50).  The fellowship was created as a collaborative [...]

Senior Spaces Resources

New info has been posted to the Senior Spaces wiki after the Senior Spaces Conference  held last Tuesday.  The wiki contains content since 2007 on “senior spaces” beginning with the first space, which opened at the Old Bridge (NJ) Public Library. If your library is thinking of developing a senior space, this wiki is a great [...]