Category Archives: CTLS

Dr. Larry Koeninger

The Central Texas Library System has lost a vital  Board member, Dr. Larry Koeninger of College Station. Larry served on our board for several years and retired at the end of December from the directorship of the Bryan+College Station Library System. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Koeninger.

CTLS Board Retreat

The Board of the Central Texas Library System met on January 30 & 31 at the New Braunfels Public Library with Mary Beth Harrington facilitating. Many items were discussed and board members worked hard to plan the years ahead. Thanks to all who participated and to Board Chair Gretchen Pruett for hosting!

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.

2020 CTLS Board Elections

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:

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!

An Informal Reunion

Former and current CTLS staff members gathered at a retirement party at the Austin Public Library’s Carver Branch recently. From left to right are Katelyn, Jennifer, Laurie Mahaffey, and Pat. This foursome represents many decades of service to public libraries.