Please join us in congratulating Kim Kroll, Director of the Lena Armstrong Public Library, for completing the American Library Association’s certification program to become a Certified Public Library Administrator. Kroll finished as one of 98 graduates of the program.
Interested in learning about the program? Get more details on the website here!
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!
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, 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.
CTLS has a new home so please update our physical and mailing address to the following:
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!
The Bee Cave Public Library recently became an official Family Place Library and got a write-up in the Austin American Statesman. Congratulations on these additional resources for your community, Bee Cave!
The Harker Heights Public Library recently became an official Family Place Library and had their Friends and Family Learning Space Grand Opening on March 1st. Laurie Mahaffey was in attendance and said they had a wonderful turn out of children and caregivers. Congratulations on this space, Harker Heights!
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.
The Lago Vista Public Library recently received some great publicity in a local publication, the Tessera On Lake Travis Newsletter. Tessera is a new development on Lake Travis that is adding to the growing population of Lago Vista and is expected to introduce new patrons to the Library.
The Comanche Public Library has this lovely book tree at their circ desk. Thank you for sharing!