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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 […]

Performers’ Showcase… See the talent before you hire!

We listened to you!

Please note that the Showcase is one month earlier this year.

Performers’ Showcase Friday, November 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Georgetown Public Library 402 West 8th Street Georgetown, Texas


Take time to SEE the […]

Science at the Comanche Public Library

The Comanche Public Library had a science program for students that took their robotics project to a State competition this year. The students presented a great demo. A local engineer spoke with them about his profession and encouraged the kids to study hard. Thanks to Margaret Waring for sharing these with us.


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 […]

Philotechnos Children’s Library Renovation & Dedication in Hillsboro

The Hillsboro City Library recently announced the completion of the Philotechnos Children’s Library renovation. Primary colors now brighten the walls of the children’s and young adult space, located in the basement of the library. Comfortable seating and cheerful rugs have been added to make the space appealing to younger readers. Another addition to the renovation […]

Madisonville Grows in More Ways Than One

We read Jack and the Beanstalk and made the “newspaper” trees from the Summer Reading Program Workshop. They were a huge hit even with our older kids. The kids are even working in our recycled tire garden and helping us plant some Mexican Heather, Mexican Petunias, and Moss Rose. Thanks to Veronica Grooms for sharing […]

Young Writers & Illustrators Conference, Harker Heights

The Harker Heights Public Library will be presenting “Pencil Productions” a Young Writers and Illustrators Conference at the Harker Heights Public Library on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Budding authors and illustrators grades 1st through 6th will attend genre workshops, share their works with peers, and meet published authors. Our goal […]

Bastrop Gingerbread Houses

A delicious, fun program was held at the Bastrop Public Library recently. Thanks to Bonnie Ueckert and Carey Kittrell for these photos! If your library has done a unique program, send us your photos!