Category Archives: CTLS

Thanksgiving

The CTLS office will close November 19 through 23 to observe Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular schedule November 26.

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!

Fall Performers Showcase

The Fall 2018 Performers Showcase in Georgetown, TX was a hit! We had 76 librarians from 41 libraries meet with 29 performers and booking agents to arrange their 2019 summer reading lineup.

Our next and last showcase this fall is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Rockwall County Library, 1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with refreshments and sign in starting at 8:30 a.m. To get the full experience, please preregister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902410426.

Cost

  • $30 for CTLS member libraries
  • $60 for non-members
  • free attendance is available for Level 2 & 3 CTLS members

Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.

For more information contact Paul Waak at paul.waak@ctls.net, 512-583-0704, or 800-262-4431.

Fall 2018 Performers Showcase

Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event? Our annual Performer Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults.

Venues

Friday, November 2, 2018 : Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902399393

and

Thursday, November 8, 2018 : Rockwall County Library, 1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902410426

Time

Event is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cost

  • $30 for CTLS member libraries
  • $60 for non-members
  • free attendance is available for Level 2 & 3 CTLS members

Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.

For more information

paul.waak@ctls.net or 512-583-0704 or 800-262-4431.

Check out over 400 entries in the CTLS Performer and Speaker Database at https://www.ctls.net/

CTLS Fall Membership Meeting

 

October 5, 2018

Seguin Public Library
313 West Nolte Street
Seguin, Texas 78155

Registration: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting: 10 a.m.

Guest Speaker:
Christine Peterson,
Amigos

Topic:
Emerging Technology

Special Guests:
Mark Smith,
State Librarian

Darryl Tocker and
Karin Gerstenhaber,
Tocker Foundation

Sammie Simpson,
CTLS Vendor Program

Afternoon session: 1:30-3:00 p.m.


Morning:
Membership Meeting

Greet old friends and make new ones at the annual Fall CTLS Membership Meeting! Meet the candidates for board positions, hear from our State Librarian, and find out what exciting things are happening across the system. We have a special guest speaker this time. All are welcome!

Tour of the library following the meeting.

Afternoon:
Grants Workshop

Paula Waak, currently retired, has headed the public libraries in Ponder, Saginaw, and Hutto. She was also president of the Friends of the Lake Cities Library and served on the Lake Cities Library Board (a non-profit library). She gained 16 grants for her libraries during her 10 years of grant writing experience.

Join her from 1:30-3:00 p.m. to learn about grants. Come with questions.


Register on Eventbrite or call 1-800-262-4431

Children’s Plus, Inc

Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)!  In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles.

Key Features of CPI: Continue reading Children’s Plus, Inc