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SRP Promotional Video from Harker Heights

Look at how much fun they are having in this Summer Reading Program promotional video from Harker Heights! They had a homeschooling group and their high school cheerleaders do some cheers and a talented library clerk helped them put it together.

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Harker Heights! Please don’t forget to share your pictures, promotional materials, and summer stories with us!

Summer Learning Day is July 14th

Here is a wonderful video from First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging kids and parents to continue learning throughout the summer.

The National Summer Learning Association has declared that July 14th is Summer Learning Day to do just that. Use their resources, such as this video, to talk to your community about the importance of not falling behind and how your library resources and programs and keep kids on track.

We know everyone will have a fantastic summer! Thank you for all you do to #keepkidslearning !

CTLS Office Closed Monday To Observe Memorial Day

The CTLS office will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m.

Displays Make a Difference

The Wharton County Library shared their recent Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Days displays with us and we wanted to pass these along. A well-done display can really make a difference!

Cinco de Mayo 2016

Cinco de Mayo closeup 2016

Star Wars display

As always, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

 

 

TSLAC Survey for 2017 SRP Manual Format

In 2017, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will again be providing the Collaborative Summer Library Program‘s Summer Reading manuals to Texas libraries. However, instead of providing it on a DVD, the manual will be available to your library on a flash drive OR online with a password. Please take a moment to take this survey to let TSLAC know which way you prefer to get your SRP materials.

Next year’s theme is Build a Better World and we have already started collecting ideas on Pinterest. Have a wonderful summer, everyone!

Another Rebel Base in Taylor!

The Taylor Public Library also celebrated Star Wars Day with a lightsaber training and fight with balloon lightsabers! They had other games, crafts, and Star Wars materials on display. The day was wrapped up with a showing of The Force Awakens. Sounds even more fun than going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!

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The Force Is Strong in Harker Heights

The entire week of May 2nd-7th was Star Wars Week at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library. They had Teen Star Wars Cantina, “Mothers Are Out of This World” storytimes, and Star Wars Science. 

Here is a picture of the Mandalorian Mercs standing with Master Lisa (Jedi) just after they came to our Homeschool Star Wars Science program.

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They wrapped up with the week with a big event on Saturday, May 7 from 2-4 pm. They had Jedi and Sith practice, light saber crafts, Star Wars science, a Star Wars Cantina, games, a “Droid Factory” with Lego Robotics and recycled electronics, costumed characters, games, trivia, and more.

These patrons had a high midi-chlorian count! Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing with us, Harker Heights!

Star Wars Day at the Harker Heights Public Library

 

San Marcos Public Library SRP Promotion Video

Check out this great video promoting Summer Reading from the San Marcos Public Library. A videographer that works for the city put a series of videos together at no cost to them and they will be sharing them over social media to help promote.

Thanks for sharing this with us, San Marcos!

 

Cedar Park to Hold Edible Book Contest

Don’t read this on an empty stomach! The Cedar Park Public Library is going to hold an Edible Book Contest!

From their website:

Enjoy sweet treats while checking out this display of the community’s culinary creativity. Or join in the fun and bring your own entry! Visit the library to view a display of sample edible books and get inspired. Participants must arrive with entries between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Up for grabs as prizes are Target gift cards! For information call 401-5630. This event is for all ages and we promise there will be cake!

This event sounds delicious!

CTLS Board May Meeting in Boerne

The May meeting of the CTLS Board will be this coming Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m. at the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne.

 

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes of March meeting
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Continuing business
  5. New business
  6. Board Concerns
  7. Adjourn

 

Please contact Laurie Mahaffey with questions.