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Summer Reading Success at the Schulenburg Public Library

The Schulenburg Public Library has had a very successful Summer Reading Program! Their first program brought in Ranger Cindy bringing in over 75 patrons.

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John O’Bryant entertained 125 patrons, young and old, with his Comedy Magic!

 

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Fairfield Public Library Honors Board Members for Their Service

The Fairfield Public Library honored Barbara Crossno, longtime CTLS and Fairfield Board member, and Lee Earl Johnson, longtime Fairfield board member & former CTLS lay representative. Both ladies have now retired from their decades of service. A reception was held in their honor at the Fairfield Public Library with all their sons (6 between them) in attendance.

 

 

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Cameron Public Library Brings in Record Summer Reading Numbers!

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Cameron is on a summertime roll! They had five times the number of kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program than they had last year. The grand reading total for everyone was 79, 061 minutes for a total of 1, 318 hours!

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Kim Wise in Cameron telling kids about the SRP.

Royalty visits the Harker Heights Public Library

The Harker Heights deemed on Saturday last month as Princess Day! They had well over 250 people in attendance! Three of the princesses are Harker Heights Public Library employees. Four of the princesses are directly related to library director Lisa Youngblood! Daughter of their Children’s Librarian attended as Cinderella. Harker Heights volunteers made this program very special!

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CTLS August Newsletter Here!

The summer is almost over. Kick back with a cold glass of iced tea and check out the August issue of the newsletter. Click Here.
In this issue:
• Kim Lehman Moves On
• West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days
• Children’s Tablets, Part 2
• Intellectual Freedom and Online Privacy Education
• from the Library Freedom Project
• Grants and Awards
• Developmental Assets Framework for Working with Youth
• Summer Programs
• Youth News – Events and Activities
• Shoppers Corner – Mindtools.com
• Honey Grove has a Fine Furry Friend
• What’s Happening

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Bots & Books at the Hamilton Public Library!

The Hamilton Public Library is using materials and training they received by participating in the CTLS Bots & Books grant to put on Robotics Camps!  They are conducting a four and half hour camp each Wednesday. The camps are completely booked through the summer, with at least 3 names on the wait list for each camp.  They usually have both boys and girls, but but these pictures were taken at a camp that had all boys.
We love to see smiling children playing with robots at the library! Thanks for sharing with us!
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New Texas Handgun Legislation and Libraries

Thea Blair, Manager of Continuing Education & Consulting Services at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, has posted a web page <https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/pubs/opencarry.html> and a blog entry <https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/?p=18734> about the new handgun laws in Texas. This is not legal counsel but is a great starting point for any conversation on the issue. Topics covered include non-profit libraries and school events at libraries. Thank you to Thea, Mark Smith, and TSLAC for stepping forward on this.

South Texas International Film Festival

The Edinburg Arts, a division of the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, will be hosting its first annual South Texas International Film Festival. Featuring indie and foreign films as well as workshops, red carpet, and an award ceremony. For more information please contact Jonathan Torres at (956) 383-6246 or visit STXFF.US

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Edinburg is Out of This World

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Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is one of the sponsors for this event.

 

Cameron Brings in Record Numbers of Children

Cameron is on a summertime roll! They had five times the number of kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program than they had last year. The grand reading total for everyone was 79, 061 minutes for a total of 1, 318 hours!

Kim Wise telling kids about the SRP.

Kim Wise telling kids about the SRP.

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