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Library Service During a Crisis

The State of the Crisis

On 31 March 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas (https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-implements-statewide-essential-services-and-activities-protocols).  These orders specifically call on the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, a memorandum from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a part of U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  (https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce)  All of the following advice should be taken in the context of section Considerations For Government And Business with particular attention to items

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3D Printing Facial Masks

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 is a two part job that takes about 2 hours for one complete mask. The 3D printer needs a 100mm x 100mm build platform and can use either PLA or ABS plastic. While they are closed to the public their 3D Printer has been printing non stop to help first responders in the county.

SRP Workshops

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.

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2019 Fall Showcases

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.

Venues

Friday, November 1, 2019 : Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-texas-fall-showcase-2019-tickets-71708414799

Friday, November 15, 2019 : South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-texas-fall-showcase-2019-tickets-71706489039

Time

Event is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cost

$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.