Shopping with Amazon Smile Can Support Your Favorite Organizations


When you are making Amazon purchases, please remember that you can continue to support the work CTLS does by shopping through Amazon Smile. Of course, this is also our reminder that you can set up a similar Smile account for your library/Friends group and share this with your community! Amazon will donate 0.5% […]

Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission produced a study of the economic impact of public libraries in Texas using data from the 2015 fiscal year. This study was lead by Dr. James Jarrett, Senior Research Scientist of the Bureau of Business Research, IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. The economic modeling was […]

Nellie Pederson Civic Library Receives $4,000 Grant from Texas New Mexico Power

Shared from Bosque County Today:

“The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton recently received a grant from the Texas-New Mexico Power Fund for children’s books. The $4,000 grant awarded last month is for the purchase of 150 books and 30 audio books for juvenile-age readers and young children in the Clifton area. Raymond Zuehlke, […]

BBQ for Books in Lampasas

Each year on the Monday before Halloween, the Lampasas Public Library hosts a fundraising event called BBQ for Books.

The event has grown each year and this year they anticipated selling 900 meals! Their Foundation trustees go around town selling tickets and taking group orders. 10 local women organize the annual event, over 60 […]

New Braunfels Donor Wall

Having trouble deciding how to recognize donors? Here’s how New Braunfels does it! What an appropriate idea for donors to the library!

Thank you for sharing, New Braunfels!

Applications for 2016 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Awards Being Accepted Now

From the TSLAC blog:

Small public libraries, it’s time to apply for your 2016 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award grant now! Eligible public libraries serving populations under 20,000 can apply for cash grants to purchase books. Applications for the 2016 awards must be received before December 18, 2015.

Eligible libraries must: serve a […]

Gatesville project awarded TNMP Power Grant

The Gatesville Public Library is going to be expanding their 3D printing and purchasing more robotics kits with this wonderful new grant!


Press Release: July 7, 2015

Gatesville project awarded TNMP Power Grant

LEWISVILLE, Texas – A Gatesville Public Library project is one of seven from around Texas-New Mexico Power’s service area to be […]

Elvis Lives!

The Schulenburg Public Library Friends present The King Lives! Saturday, May 23 at Sengelmann Hall in downtown Schulenburg (across the street from the railroad tracks and west of Hwy 77 – south of Interstate 10). Doors open at 6 pm. Elvis will be preceded by Marilyn Monroe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. […]

Rejected Waiver Requests Put Five States in Danger of Losing IMLS Funding

By Ian Chant on October 9, 2013

As states across the nation tighten their belts, library budgets have landed on the chopping block more frequently in the past few years. This year, The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) received eight requests for Maintenance of Effort […]