Tom Green County Library System had a very successful grand opening for their new STEAM Central makerspace. Around 250 people of all ages attended and everyone responded enthusiastically. The photos really say it all.
The Fayette Public Library had a Teddy Bear Clinic on November 5th. They partnered with a local medical clinic for their first Teddy Bear Clinic program at the library. Twenty seven children were in attendance. They provided crafts and read stories while children waited to see a medical professional. The local Walmart donated funds to purchase new teddy bears for all the children that attended.
More pictures from the event can be found on their Facebook page. If any of you have questions about this event, FPL staff is happy to talk with you!
Back in 2009, the West Public Library applid for a Texas Reads Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The application was for a program called When Teens Read and was meant to address the problem of storytime demand with limited staff. The program meant to recruit local teens to provide storytime, not only allowing them to serve more families but empowering their teenagers. Not only did they get the grant, but they also got the TLA Wayne Williams Project of the Year Award the following year. And here we are in 2016 and the program is still going strong!
This year the teens chose friendship for their theme. They can only have half of their teens in attendance during a program because they need space for all of their patrons! And they are noticing a high number of men bringing in children.
What a wonderful project! Thank you for sharing with us!
Check out this great video promoting Summer Reading from the San Marcos Public Library. A videographer that works for the city put a series of videos together at no cost to them and they will be sharing them over social media to help promote.
The Harker Heights Public Library, the Central Texas A&M Public Library, Copperas Cove Public Library, the Killeen Public Library, and other community libraries will be celebrating The Great Gatsby this spring. Below is a flyer with some exciting related programs. Please feel free to share this information and the flyers with co-workers, patrons, students, and or parents who may be interested in this opportunity.