Don’t forget to register for our SRP workshops coming up in January! These fill up quickly so make sure to register in advance. Links with event details and to sign up below.
Please join us in congratulating Kim Kroll, Director of the Lena Armstrong Public Library, for completing the American Library Association’s certification program to become a Certified Public Library Administrator. Kroll finished as one of 98 graduates of the program.
Interested in learning about the program? Get more details on the website here!
I hope you will join us for our annual Summer Reading Program workshop series being held in January!
Spark your creativity and get great ideas to make your summer programs a success. CTLS favorite Kim Lehman will be sharing activities from the CSLP manual “Libraries Rock!” and additional ideas for all age groups, with an emphasis on elementary ages. In the afternoon we will set aside some time for participant sharing. Bring your ideas!
You can register for the workshop closest to you using the links below.
Friday, January 5th in North Richland Hills
Thursday, January 18th in San Marcos
Monday, January 22nd in Edinburg
Friday, January 26th in Livingston
Please let us know if you have any issues getting registered or if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Library Journal has just announced the results of the tenth edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat.
A big congratulation to the following Texas libraries who have earned stars for their services, funding levels & other factors.
Springlake-Earth Community Library
Saint Jo Public Library, Saint Jo, Texas
Fayette Public Library, La Grange, Texas
Electra Public Library, Electra, Texas
Haslet Public Library, Haslet, Texas
Seven Points’ Library, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
Claud H Gilmer Memorial Library , Rocksprings, Texas
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove, Texas
Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library, Denver City, Texas
Upton County Public Library, McCamey, Texas
Hughes Springs Area Public Library, Hughes Springs, Texas
CTLS members in BOLD.
These CTLS libraries received grants from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation of Columbus, Texas in amounts from $2,115 to $40,000.
Projects funded were computers, collection development, digitization, programming, and a teen area.
We are grateful to the foundation for helping our libraries! If your library received a grant and is not listed below, please contact Laurie at the system office.
Tye Preston – Canyon Lake
Congratulations to the recipient libraries and thank you to the foundation!
The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library hosted a Steampunk Halloween Cosplay and Dance that brought in 90 teens, adults, and kids. They are already making plans for next year!
Did your library have a successful October program? Please share with us!
After a training Katelyn Patterson attended in New Braunfels (which you can read about in our latest newsletter), she dropped by the New Braunfels Public Library. Though they were all busy with multiple SRP programs going on, Director Gretchen Pruett and staff gave a warm welcome and a tour of their lovely library.
We had our Central Texas Performer Showcase last Friday, November 3rd at the Georgetown Public Library. It was a big success! We want to thank all of the librarians and community members that attended. We had over 80 attendees come and see the talent before they hire!
We also want to thank all of the performers and exhibitors that spent the day with us. A wonderful variety of talent was on display.
Don’t forget that we have another Showcase event coming up on November 30th at the Rockwall County Library. You can register here to join us at that event!