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Presidents’ Day Holiday Closing

The CTLS office will be closed on Monday, February 16 for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

MLK Holiday Closing

The CTLS office will be closed on Monday, January 19 for the MLK Jr. holiday.


Weather prompts rescheduling of Friday workshop

The Summer Reading Program Workshop scheduled for Friday, January 9 at the Elgin Public Library has been rescheduled to Friday, January 23. Same time, everything else is the same.

Stay safe and warm!

The CTLS Staff


January Newsletter Here!

January newsletterThe January Newsletter is full of information and ideas to help you better serve your community.

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In this issue:

  • Membership Renewals
  • CTLS’ Annual Giving Campaign has received over 75% of its goal so far!
  • Fundraisers: Christmas Ornaments and a Fundraising Challenge
  • ‘Bots and Books
  • Upcoming Technology Workshops
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Sewing Machines in the Library
  • What Other Member Libraries are Doing: Programs for Seniors, Iced in Party…

Iced In Party

“Elsa” (volunteer Sheridan) and “Anna” (volunteer Shawnee) visited the
Stewart C. Meyer Harker  Heights Public Library for the “Iced In Party!”
Over 300 people came out on a school night to enjoy Winter stories, songs,
crafts, facepainting, food, and more! So many kids came in costume! We had
little girls crying in joy over meeting these characters which are now the
stars of so many books. Every “Frozen” related title that we own is checked
out!harker heights

Robot Christmas Party in Diboll

diboll party

YAK Fest 2015 (Young Adult Keller Book Festival)

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YAK Fest 2015 (Young Adult Keller Book Festival)

What: YAK Fest 2015 – Young Adult Keller Book Festival
When: Saturday, January 24th, 2015; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Keller Central High School; 9450 Ray White Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76244
(North Fort Worth/Alliance area)

Why: To celebrate teens and the literature they love to read and to connect teens with award-winning young adult authors in an entertaining and non-academic setting.

Cost: Free and no need to pre-register…just show up. Did I say FREE?!!
Keynote Speaker: Barry Lyga
Featured Authors: Matt De la Pena & Choctaw StorytellerTim Tingle
Some other amazing authors at YAK Fest are Charles Benoit, Rachel Caine, Janie Chodosh, Lindsay Cummings, Beth Fehlbaum, T. M. Goeglein, Kay Honeyman, Antony John, Christine Kohler, Jeramey Kraatz, Kelsey Macke, Michelle Madow, Julie Murphy, & more!
Poetry Workshop with Colin Gilbert and Writing Workshop with Jenny Martin
Go to the links below for more info:
SOCIAL MEDIA: twitter / facebook / website   #YAKFest15
Remember that YAK Fest is free but bring money to purchase books, t-shirts, food & drinks.
Contact Janet Adams<>  if you would like posters or flyers sent in a separate e-mail or if you have questions.

December Newsletter is Here!

2014 December Newsletter

In the December Newsletterwebsite shot you will find:

Programs and services libraries are offering

E-Rate News

Possible grants

Traveling exhibit

YAK Fest 2015 (Young Adult Keller Book Festival)

Talking Book Storytime

Vendor Corner – Advanced Workstations in Education (AWE)

Library Spotlight – Wharton County Library and Storywalk at the Schertz Public Library

Member Library News

SRP Workshop

Friday, January 9, 2015 – Elgin

Monday, January 12, 2015 – Edinburg

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Bedford


November Newsletter is Here!

Find out about new CTLS staff member Paul Waak and learn about Lake Whitney’s helpful robot. Learn how to get grant money for Summer Reading Program performers. Don’t forget to order your SRP materials from the Texas State Library by November 15. Participate in the International Game Day. Find out what other libraries are doing around Texas.

Click Here for the full scoop. 2014 November Newsletter

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