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Memorial Day

2008 Memorial Day Poster #1. Created by Virginia Reyes of the Air Force News Agency. US Air Force Photo by Vance Janes. Air Force Link does not provide printed posters but a PDF file of this poster is available for local printing. Requests can be made to Please specify the title and number

The CTLS office will close May 28 to observe Memorial Day. We will resume our regular schedule May 29.

If you have special events at your library, such as a program or a Day of Service, please send us your photos.

We’d love to publicize your activities!

Special thanks to McConnell Air Force Base for making this image available.

Come See Us at #txla17!

Safe travels for everyone headed to the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio! CTLS and Tocker will be sharing a booth in the exhibit hall. All CTLS staff will be at conference so our office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. If you need us, come by the booth and say hello! We will be giving away packets of 10 solar viewing glasses per library while supplies last.

Also, a library will be returning one of our die cut machines from the CTLS Professional Collection while in San Antonio. Are you interested in borrowing it and a set of dies while you are at TLA? Let Katelyn Patterson know so arrangements for an exchange can be made!

See you there!

Happy Thanksgiving

The CTLS office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will re-open on Monday, November 28.

This is a good year to remember that Thanksgiving in the form we celebrate today was established in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln as a time to appreciate what we have as a nation, think of our lost family members, and pray to be a unified nation at peace with itself.

[A side note for the detailed, Congress formalized the date of Thanksgiving in 1941 as the 4th Thursday instead of the last Thursday. The change was serious business at the time, but today it would have been pointless.]