Category Archives: CTLS Events

Free Summer Reading Webinars

We all need inspiration as we gear up for summer reading program planning. Here’s your chance to get renewed and refreshed!

Central Texas Library System (CTLS) along with support from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is offering four webinars. All four webinars are free of charge for all Texas libraries. No accounts or memberships are needed. The webinars will be recorded and archived by TSLAC Continuing Education and Consulting.

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CTLS Executive Director Laurie Mahaffey Retires

Laurie Mahaffey, a CTLS employee for 29 2/3 years, is retiring at the end of January 2021. Please join us for a virtual farewell party on Friday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directions to join the meeting will be distributed on the CTLS listserv and elsewhere on January 18, the Monday before.

Wish Laurie well as she rides off into the sunset!

Library Services During the Pandemic

Please join our discussion!

These 1.5 hour sessions are opportunities for library directors to exchange ideas about public library services during the pandemic.  Please note that these conversations are specific to public libraries.

Cost: Free

Everyone who attends will receive a recording of the meeting along with a copy of the chat log.  This way everyone gets a copy of any links that are shared.

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SRP During the Pandemic Online Discussion

Please join us for a workshop/discussion of Summer Reading Program ideas!

This 1.5 hour session will allow librarians an opportunity to exchange ideas about how to provide summer reading during the pandemic.  These web discussions are based on the discussion coordinated last week by Carmen Lazo of Pflugerville.  After the last session we will compile everyone’s ideas and share them with all attendees from all the sessions.

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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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