CTLS News

CE Credit Available for Recorded SRP Webinars

April 2, 2021 Paul Waak

Our preparation webinars for summer reading are now available in the State Library’s Online Learning for Library Workers website.   Be sure to login first to get your credit.  The accounts are free, and the option to create one is available on the login page.

The direct links are:

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Free Summer Reading Webinars

February 27, 2021 Paul Waak

We all need inspiration as we gear up for summer reading program planning. Here’s your chance to get renewed and refreshed!

Central Texas Library System (CTLS) along with support from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is offering four webinars. All four webinars are free of charge for all Texas libraries. No accounts or memberships are needed. The webinars will be recorded and archived by TSLAC Continuing Education and Consulting.

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Member Library News

Marathon Public Library Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

March 31, 2021

Marathon Public Library (http://www.marathonpubliclibrary.org/) is among 30 finalists for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Marathon Public Library is the only institution in Texas selected as a finalist for this award.

The National Medal ...

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Edinburg Library opens 24-Hour Warming Center

March 5, 2021

The arctic freeze of February 2021 will be remembered as a time with not only cold temperatures unseen in in the Rio Grande Valley since the 1980s but also as the time darkness descended upon Texas.  Massive blackouts throughout the State due to the freezing temperatures left the City of Edinburg, like the ...

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RGC Library Anniversary

February 12, 2021

From Norma Fultz,

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! Time truly marches on, I can’t believe the Rio Grande City Public Library was established on August 1, 1990. I started working at the library on September 1, 1990. I often joke the library is my third child, my son Frank was born in March 1990. It’s been quite a journey. We didn’t get to celebrate as planned, however, my staff did surprise me one morning. I love that together with my staff we continue to make a positive impact in our community. 

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Jackie Icenhower

January 25, 2021

We are saddened by our loss of Jackie Icenhower. She brought vitality to the Atlanta Public Library, focusing services on addressing current needs while planning for what will be needed in the years ahead.

For more information, please read https://www.texarkanafuneralhome.com/obituary/jackie-icenhower

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3D Printing Facial Masks

March 30, 2020

While Wilson County Libraries are closed to the public, they are making medical mask frames to help with the shortage of N-95 masks. Computer lab manager, Lesa McCall, heard about a neurosurgeon and dentist team in Billings, Montana who coded 3D printed facial masks that could extend the local clinic’s resources. It ...

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Reading Therapy Dogs at Goldthwaite

March 5, 2020

The Jennie Trent Dew Library in Goldthwaite started their Reading Therapy Dog program with the help of 2 local dogs. See the photos for a glimpse of how well loved these dogs are. Congratulations to the children of Goldthwaite and the library staff for getting this going in their community!

 

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Book Offer from Burnet County Historical Commission

February 13, 2020

Burnet County History book sets are now offered to Texas libraries at half price ($60, down from $120) to help libraries expand their genealogy and history collections.

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Port Aransas Grand Opening

Port Aransas Grand Opening January 21, 2020

On Saturday, January 4, over 300 people showed up to celebrate the grand reopening of the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library in Port Aransas.

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Teen Lead Story Times

Teen Lead Story Times June 14, 2019

Beginning in 2009 with a Texas Reads Grant, West teens plan, prepare, and present story time for local children at West Public Library each summer. Two dogs from Angel Paws in Waco visited the June 12th event. Over seventy teens have volunteered in the library’s Tale Tellers program since its 2009 ...

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Lampasas Receives 2019 Branding Iron Award

June 12, 2019

Dana Braccia, left, of the Texas Library Association presents a 2019 Branding Iron Award to the Lampasas Public Library – represented by Director Shanda Subia, center, and Assistant Librarian Emily Stone.
Photo credit: David ...

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