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 to help you plan [...]
We listened to you!
Please note that the Showcase is one month earlier this year.
Friday, November 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Take time to SEE the performers and speakers BEFORE you hire them. Visit the exhibits. Learn how to get money [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 project [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
News from Taylor Public Library
We decorated the Library for fall with pumpkins made from old books. My husband and his band saw are frequently called upon for such projects. You will kill your hand if you just cut pages with scissors. There are links to a couple of tutorials below.
There are just a few differences [...]
The Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia enjoyed decorating their meeting room for the Summer Reading Program.