Happy new fiscal year! Celebrate with our September newsletter.
Rio Grande City Public Library Director Norma Gomez Fultz recently wrote to us about how committed their Friends group is to volunteering at, sponsoring, and promoting library events. Their Friends group recently put up this billboard for the library. What amazing support!
This is a wonderful opportunity to mention that October 19-25 is National Friends of Libraries Week. For more information, visit the United for Libraries page.
Do you have a particularly great Friends group? Please brag about them to us… and send photos! Where would we be without a little help from our Friends??
Lago Vista hosted a Forensic Program with a member of the Lago Vista Police. Their patrons had a wonderful time as the officer took fingerprints and talked about forensics. Lago Vista also had record attendance this summer ending with their Grand Finale with Bonzo Crunch with 83 in attendance! Congrats on such a successful summer and thank you for sharing!
In addition to the summer reading program, the Clifton Public Library had the children write and illustrate their own books! And here are some of the spoils!
The children really enjoyed making them and they are on display in the library. Fantastic idea for promoting creativity in the community! Thanks for sharing with us, Clifton!
For more information, please go here.
Friends of Hillsboro City Library Hosting George Boutwell
The Friends of Hillsboro City Library will welcome Central Texas Artist & Author George Boutwell for a noonday luncheon on Tuesday, September 9. It will be held at Historic City Hall, 127 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro. Boutwell will be discussing his book, Texas in My Windshield, which is an autobiography from over 40 years of exploring Texas and over 2,000 art shows. Tickets are $12 per person and may be purchased by contacting the library at 254-582-7385, emailing hillsborolibrary@hillsborotx.
TDS14: Libraries @ the Center
Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.
Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces, including:
How can libraries adapt and adopt emerging technologies and tools, new ways of learning, and the evolving publishing ecosystem?
How will libraries continue to be at the center of their communities?
Libraries @ the Center brings a national library conference right to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, complete with:
Registration for the virtual conference is FREE and includes 3 months of access to the event archives, on-demand, including all presentations, information and handouts from the show, so sign up today!
All information from The Digital Shift website. For more information or to register, go here.
CTLS is delighted to welcome Kathy Thaler to our staff! Kathy began working for us on July 21 and is the new Assistant Executive Director. She will be responsible for the Connect4 Literacy grant in the coming fiscal year.
Kathy is a lifelong Texan who lives in Elgin and grew up in Arlington. She has been an avid library user since childhood. Her library work experience began with student jobs and has since included both small and large libraries, and school libraries. Kathy is a UT graduate and has Texas Teacher Certification, as well.
Her career has encompassed work with the Texas State Library, Austin Public Library, and small community libraries, as well as serving several years as a board member of the Elgin Public Library. Her most recent position was as a campus librarian with Elgin public schools. While at Austin Public Library, Kathy was the assistant manager of the Data Systems department. She likes to read everything and loves children’s literature. Welcome to the CTLS team, Kathy!
A local book club and the Herman Brown Library will be joining forces to host a book tour launch and author signing on August 19th with Lisa Wingate. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required! For more information, contact the Herman Brown Library in Burnet, TX at 512-715-5228.
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