Are you attending this year’s Summer Reading Workshop and Youth Share? The workshop is in the morning and the youth share is in the afternoon. If this is your first youth share, here are some things to bring:
- a favorite storytime book
- songs and fingerplays
- craft ideas for preschool, elementary ages, or teens
- successful programs you have done
- a puppet ... Read more
Blast into your Summer Reading Program with presenter and performer Kim Lehman. You will learn a variety of ways to incorporate stories, literature, songs, art, and science in library programs for all ages. The primarily focus will be on early literacy and elementary program ideas from the CSLP Manual along with extra programming tips with ...Read more
The Fall 2018 Performers Showcase in Georgetown, TX was a hit! We had 76 librarians from 41 libraries meet with 29 performers and booking agents to arrange their 2019 summer reading lineup.
Our next and last showcase this fall is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Rockwall County Library, 1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087. ...Read more
Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event? Our annual Performer Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults.
Friday, November 2, 2018 : Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
Thursday, November 8, ...Read more
Getting sponsors for events can be a real challenge. For pointers, we recently interviewed several for-profit company executives that approve and decline sponsorship requests.Read more
Click the links below to view these quick Community Engagement demos from our CPP friends at BiblioBoard.
- Tools for Community Engagement: https://vimeo.com/210811828
- Supporting Local Authors: https://vimeo.com/193622837
- Showcase programming: https://vimeo.com/133568663
- Oral Histories: https://vimeo.com/164470003
Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)! In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles. Key Features of CPI:Read more
We have had some talk recently about reservation systems. Have you heard about Plymouth Rocket’s affordable TixKeeper application? Jim Stewart, with Plymouth Rocket, stopped by Shopper’s Corner to share with us how libraries are taking advantage and talk about features for patrons and staff.Read more
Member Library News
From M. Louanne Noel at Boyce Ditto Public Library in Mineral Wells.
I thought you all might be interested in our gift-making and Santa Claus visit this last week. As we are a small community that lacks for a lot of thriving business identity, our citizens are often under-employed or unemployed and Christmas ...Read more
The Fayette Public Library’s StoryWalk opened on November 17th! After much planning they were finally able to install the feature outside of the library. Children and families can complete the book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and enjoy the park located outside of the library. Children that complete the StoryWalk will receive a special Rocket ...Read more
This year for Banned Books Week, the Wichita Falls Public Library is featuring challenged books through a provocative display. Upon entering the front doors, customers are greeted by an eye-catching display window that suggests books on fire. The books represented have been wrapped in white paper with a short statement printed on the front about ...Read more
San Marcos Public Library a few activities going on for Banned Books Week. There is a photo contest, with a mugshot photo station set up, where patrons can take picture with their favorite challenged/banned book and upload it to social media for a chance to win a prize. An adult reading program, Passport to Reading, ...Read more
Cyrus is delighted to find a book about a cat at the Jasper Public Library recently. Thanks to Denise for sending this.
Time Magazine selected the new Austin Central Library for its 2018 list of 100 World’s Greatest Places. The direct link to the entry is http://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2018/5359176/austin-central-library-texas/. The Austin Statesman provides additional information about Time Magazine’s selection. Also, Austin Business Journal covers some of the contractors involved.
See this marketing video put together by Spencer Greene, a volunteer at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library!Read more
The 7th annual Out of this World UFO Festival & Conference took place April 13 and 14 in Edinburg, Texas. The two-day event began with the Festival on Friday, April 13 and ended with the Conference at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, a ticketed event that took place Saturday, April 14th.Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Carol Black, Board President of the Lake Travis Community Library District, for receiving the 2018 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award award.Read more