The Edinburg Arts, a division of the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, will be hosting its first annual South Texas International Film Festival. Featuring indie and foreign films as well as workshops, red carpet, and an award ceremony. For more information please contact Jonathan Torres at (956) 383-6246 or visit STXFF.US
Changing Lives with Community Partnerships
McAllen Public Library is proudly partnering with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Needymeds to offer patron access to invaluable benefits programs. In partnership with HHSC, MPL has a computer workstation at each of its three locations specifically dedicated to self-service enrollment in Your Texas Benefits. On the Your Texas Benefits website, families and individuals may enroll for SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, TANF, Medicare savings programs and long-term care benefits.
Needymeds provides a free drug discount card, as well as resources for free and low-cost medical clinics, funding opportunities for medical expenses, medical bill mediation and much more. Both organizations are always looking for additional library partners to support these programs. Contact HHSC and Needymeds directly for more information.
Several of the Harker Heights Public Library part time employees worked with the city’s incredible IT department to make a “Power Up! READ”
This is great video! Check it out. https://youtu.be/G-8R3KQrIQM.
May closes out a very busy 3rd quarter for Bots & Books! Many libraries held camps during Spring Break and several had kick off events to tease their LEGO robotics kits for Summer Reading Program usage. Here are just a few of the wonderful images that are coming in!
The Smithville Public Library got some wonderful newspaper coverage of their Spring Break events!
Taylor Public Library patrons were lucky enough to have a big Maker Fair on March 17!
Harker Heights had a big turnout at their Build A Bot event on March 16.
And the Corpus Christi Public Library is working with local Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts groups!
MIDLAND, TX – The Midland Public Library and Library Foundation are teaming up with the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale to present 7 free concerts at local libraries between now and November. The initiative has been funded by a grant from the Arts Council of Midland.
The series includes concerts for both children and adults, and will feature a mix of each of the symphony’s four chamber ensembles. Tonight’s debut concert features the Permian Basin String Quartet at 4:00pm at the Downtown Library.
Congratulations to the staff of the six CTLS libraries who are going to New York for Family Place Library training. This is GREAT news!
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove
Bryan+College Station Library
McAllen Public Library
Nueces County Library, Robstown
Pasadena Public Library
Wilson County Library, Floresville
The Family Place Libraries Mission
The mission of Family Place Libraries™ is to increase the capacity of libraries throughout the nation to recognize and realize their full potential as community hubs for healthy child and family development, parent and community involvement and lifelong learning beginning at birth.
The teens at the Larry Ringer Library in College Station created a promotional library video with the help of Cindy Oser. What fun!
The link is under the “sponsored by” logo.
The song “At the Library” by Bill Harley is a great addition to the video!
Thanks to Kendra Perkins for sharing!
The staff from the McAllen Public Library Main, Palm View and Lark locations posed this question to staff and patrons, “What unlimited possibilities do the McAllen Public Libraries provide for you?” The video was produced by Danica Salazar, Teen Assistant, and members of the Teen Theatre Club. The final product can be viewed at