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November is Picture Book Month!

Picture Book Month is an initiative to celebrate the wonders picture books offer! Every day in November their website will have a new post from a picture book champion on why they think picture books are important. Here is the calendar for November 2015:

Their site has lots of resources such as a […]

Austin Public Library Youth Services Band Puts Kids’ Books to Music

From the Austin Public Library website:

Connecting kids to a love of reading through the power of music!

Come dance along with Echo and the Bats – Austin’s first All Youth Librarian band! You’ve seen their storytimes, now come hear some of your favorite kids’ books put to music! Familiar stories, familiar tunes, all […]

Star Wars Reads Day, 10.10.15

The 4th Annual Star Wars Reads Day takes place on October 10th. The official Star Wars website has resources for activities and publicity. Brightly also has some great printables and activities. This would be a great time to showcase your BB-8 Sphero robot!

Does your library participate in anyway? Please share with us […]

Houston Puppetry Festival in September



*** Educators and Librarians: Earn 7 Clock Hours! ***

Earn 7 Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education Clock Hours

PUPPET WORKSHOPS: Make puppets and learn to use them!

Make Science Puppet Show, Make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Slinky Puppets, Make Five Little Monkeys and the Alligator […]

Lago Vista Library Kicks Off the Summer

Lago Vista Public Library kicked off opening day of their Summer Reading Program with a bang. They featured our own local Magician Extraordinaire, Ryan Coleman (16) with a really great magic show for the kids. Then they talked about heroes and featured their own “Local Heroes Wall” and listened while the kids gave their ideas […]

Heroes at Harker Heights Library

Several of the Harker Heights Public Library part time employees worked with the city’s incredible IT department to make a “Power Up! READ” promotional video!

This is great video! Check it out.

Bots and Books Update

May closes out a very busy 3rd quarter for Bots & Books! Many libraries held camps during Spring Break and several had kick off events to tease their LEGO robotics kits for Summer Reading Program usage. Here are just a few of the wonderful images that are coming in!

The Smithville Public Library got some […]

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 […]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Harker Heights Library strikes again. This time they “seussified” the children’s area in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Kids performed at an open mic, played with Legos and other gears to make a puppet, and loads of other fun-filled activities. They did a variety of STEM activities for different ages. Even the Dr. Seuss juice […]

Teen Read Week is Coming Up, October 12-18

YALSA sent out the following info and resources for the upcoming Teen Read Week from October 12-18, 2014. Check it out!


Teen Read Week News

Teen Read Week is less than a month away! Don’t forget that the Teen Read Week website has a variety of resources […]