Category Archives: member news

Corpus Christi PL Opening Services to Non-Residents Displaced by Harvey

From CCPL

The Corpus Christi Public Libraries (CCPL) wish to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, by waiving the non-resident semi-annual library card fee during the month of September as part of National Library Card Sign Up Month. Individuals will be able to obtain a library card with full privileges to all our materials in print, audiovisual and electronic formats for a period of six months as well as use our public access computers. A photo ID with an address in one of the areas affected will be requested, if unavailable other forms of ID will be accepted.

 

A Visit to the New Braunfels Public Library

One of my favorite parts of my job is being on the road and visiting some amazing Texas public libraries. I recently attended a training on youth mental health (which you can read about in our latest newsletter) in New Braunfels. Like I always do when I travel, I stopped by the library. Though they were very busy with multiple SRP programs happening, Director Gretchen Pruett and staff gave me a warm welcome, a tour of their lovely library, and a chance to hold a wallaby that was there for a program! I want to thank them for their hospitality and congratulate them on what looks to be a successful summer. What a wonderful resource they are to the City of New Braunfels!

Katelyn Patterson

 

Beautiful Texas sky next to their wonderful bookmobile!

The teen area was busy, colorful, and definitely a cool place to hang.

The children’s area is so lovely. It is very bright and fresh, highlighting flora and fauna of Texas and the Comal River.

And finally me… with a wallaby!

Edinburg Library Celebrates Wonder Woman Day

Edinburg, Texas–Diana Prince, Amazonian Warrior Princess, Ambassador of Peace, a founding member of the Justice League, she is Wonder Woman.  Learn more about this Comic Book icon at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library on June 3, during Wonder Woman Day.

 

It’s been over seventy-five years since Wonder Woman, created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter, first appeared in All Star Comics #8.

 

Inspired by early feminist pioneers such as Margaret Sanger, Wonder Woman shattered the damsel in distress image. Armed with a projectile tiara, indestructible bracelets, and a Lasso of Truth, she fought alongside heroes like Batman and Superman. She also fought against Nazis in World War II, gods of old, and ultimate DC bad guy Darkseid.

 

Since her 1941 debut, she’s gone through several transformations in costumes and character. In 2016, the United Nations briefly named her a United Nations Honorary Ambassador of the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  Despite her changes though, she still remains a cultural icon of feminine strength and empowerment.

 

The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite hero.  The event is for children of all ages who will create and color their own tiara and bracelet.  They will also be treated to a movie starring none other than Wonder Woman. For more information about this event, contact Omero Morales at 956-383-6246.

 

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CTLS Has a New Home!

CTLS has a new home so please update our physical and mailing address to the following:

CTLS, Inc.
5806 Mesa Dr, Suite 375
Austin, TX 78731

We are looking forward to serving our members from our new office space. As always, never hesitate to contact us if you need help with anything!

Harker Heights’ Family Learning Space Opening!

Congratulations to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library as they open their new Friends & Family Learning Space, a Family Place initiative. The grand opening is Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Children, parents, and caregivers are welcome to see the specially designed area with developmentally appropriate toys, new parenting books, new board books, and new circulating toys.