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.Continue reading Book Offer from Burnet County Historical Commission
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.Continue reading Port Aransas Grand Opening
Imagine Your Story:
Programming Ideas for Your Summer Reading Program
Enter the magical world of story 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 many extra programming ideas and tips with some time devoted to teens. The afternoon will feature a youth share. Bring your favorite books, songs, activities, and programming ideas to share.Continue reading SRP Workshops
Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a library event? Our annual Fall Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and families.Continue reading Fall Performers Showcase – Irving
Morning Membership Meeting
The annual Fall CTLS Membership Meeting is a great opportunity to see old friends and greet new ones. Meet the candidates for board positions, hear from our State Librarian, learn about the TexShare E-book project, and find out what exciting things are happening across Texas.Continue reading Fall CTLS Membership Meeting
Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a library event? Our annual Fall Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and families.
Friday, November 1, 2019 : Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
Friday, November 15, 2019 : South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060
Event is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
$60 for non-members
$30 for CTLS member libraries
Free attendance is available for Level 2 & 3 CTLS members.
Visit our Discount Codes page to access the CTLS member discounts.
Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.
For more information contact Paul Waak or Kim Lehman or call 512-583-0704 or 800-262-4431.
CTLS has an 11-member board who serve 3-year terms. Every fall, 3 positions (or 5, in one case) are up for re-election. The 3 incumbents have agreed to run again.
The election is open to other nominees. An application is attached. Our nominating committee would be happy to receive your nomination(s). A member librarian can be elected to the board, or a community member you know who loves libraries and wants to help guide CTLS. The board meets 8 times a year in various locations or by telephone. Board travel is reimbursed.
The nominating committee is:
- Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City: 956-487-4389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eric Lashley, Georgetown: 512-930-3551 or email@example.com
- Kerry McGeath, De Soto: 972-230-9665 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The election is held at the annual Fall Membership meeting, this year in College Station at the newly renovated Larry Ringer Library on Friday, October 18.
More information will be sent out about the meeting closer to the date. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
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 debut.
Great day! Lots of kids & families celebrated Schulenburg Public Library’s 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 1. A fire truck, police car, EMS ambulance, and helicopter livened things up.