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Houston Puppetry Festival in September

HOUSTON PUPPETRY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

*** 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. https://youtu.be/G-8R3KQrIQM.

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 […]

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.

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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 […]