The Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library will be hosting their annual Meet the Author Wine Tasting event featuring local author Susan Wittig Albert. All are welcome and they encourage spreading the word! Sounds like a wonderful event.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission produced a study of the economic impact of public libraries in Texas using data from the 2015 fiscal year. This study was lead by Dr. James Jarrett, Senior Research Scientist of the Bureau of Business Research, IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. The economic modeling was performed by Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director of the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder.
The short version is that Texas communities gain an average of $4.64 in benefits for every $1.00 invested in their public library. The full text of the press release is at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/news/2017/roi2017. A video announcement may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/tslac/videos/1301309966558685.
Please join us at one of the following locations for a combination YouthShare and Summer Reading Program workshop!
9am to noon– Discussing the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program manuals and theme “Build A Better World”
Some ideas on what to bring for the YouthShare:
Please send your ideas of what you would like to share in advance to Katelyn Patterson (email@example.com).
Let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and Reach Out and Read-Texas (ROR), a program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, share a mission of encouraging a love of books and reading and supporting preschool children in school-readiness. To enhance their success, the TSLAC and ROR formalized a Collaboration Agreement to encourage local Texas public libraries and local ROR participants to collaborate. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your Family Place programs and additional programs for preschool children.
The mission of Reach Out and Read-Texas (http://reachoutandreadtexas.org/index.aspx) is to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Since 1991, the Reach Out and Read model has been studied by academic investigators in a variety of settings, providing an extensive body of peer-reviewed research on the effects of the program.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites Texas public libraries to initiate collaborations with local ROR programs, and to provide:
For more information about establishing ROR partnerships, please visit the Texas State Library’s website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/youthservices/ROR or contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared from Bosque County Today:
“The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton recently received a grant from the Texas-New Mexico Power Fund for children’s books. The $4,000 grant awarded last month is for the purchase of 150 books and 30 audio books for juvenile-age readers and young children in the Clifton area. Raymond Zuehlke, president of the Nellie Pederson Civic Library’s advisory board, thanked the Power Fund for helping expand the library’s services to the next generation of readers.”
Check out the Texas New Mexico Power website for more information on their future grant opportunities.
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions is offering a workshop for librarians. The workshop is free and lunch is provided. The registration form can be found here. Contact Jose Palacios for additional information. Deadline to register is December 7th.
Special thanks to Susan Mann for passing this information along!
Each year on the Monday before Halloween, the Lampasas Public Library hosts a fundraising event called BBQ for Books.
The event has grown each year and this year they anticipated selling 900 meals! Their Foundation trustees go around town selling tickets and taking group orders. 10 local women organize the annual event, over 60 volunteers help make sheet cakes, and 20 volunteers work shifts the day of the event. Director in Lampasas, Shanda Subia, says, ” We could not do this without volunteers. There’s just no way. We really appreciate the community coming together to support this event every year – whether by volunteering or by buying tickets (or both!).”
Congratulations on such a successful event!
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