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 Library. [...]

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 project [...]

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!

Transforming Books Into Pumpkins

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 [...]

Get a Clue in Mexia

The Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia enjoyed decorating their meeting room for the Summer Reading Program.

Science Trailblazer in the News

Waco was in the news again! City Beat did a news report on the Trailblazer, science truck. Thanks to James Karney for sharing with us.

Waco in the News

Trailblazer Blazes Through the Summer

The TAME Trailblazer science truck has been blazing a trail around Central Texas. We have had great participation at all the locations. Harker Heights and Hewitt libraries had over 350 at each location. Here are some photos from the events.

Smithville SRP Finale

Smithville Public Library hosted a crowd of over 250 people, who enjoyed live music, horse, train, and carriage rides, and water fun along with lunch and sno-cones. After the reading certificates were awarded, they hosted Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy from San Antonio, as one of audience. Thank you Judith Bergeron for sharing [...]