Congratulations to Jennifer Coffey, Director of Pflugerville Public Library, for receiving the 2018 TLA Librarian of the Year award.
Pflugerville, along with 26 other CTLS member libraries, received the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. This award is conferred each year by the the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) to applicant libraries who are found to exhibit excellence in 10 service areas. Of the 54 libraries receiving this award in 2017, 50% are CTLS members. They are Continue reading TMLDA Achievement of Excellence Awards
The Texas Book Festival grant recipients were announced last week at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Of the 48 libraries receiving the award, 24 were CTLS members serving the following communities. Continue reading Texas Book Festival Grants Announced
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!
Bee Cave’s book cart drill team is showing at the Alamo Drafthouse, as seen in the Austin American Statesman: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/librarians-student-make-pitch-perfect-performance/c47xvk6G55Bm8nsH6P3QHK/
The video is also on YouTube
Congratulations Bee Cave!
Library Journal has just announced the results of the tenth edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat.
A big congratulation to the following Texas libraries who have earned stars for their services, funding levels & other factors.
Springlake-Earth Community Library
Saint Jo Public Library, Saint Jo, Texas
Fayette Public Library, La Grange, Texas
Electra Public Library, Electra, Texas
Haslet Public Library, Haslet, Texas
Seven Points’ Library, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
Claud H Gilmer Memorial Library , Rocksprings, Texas
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove, Texas
Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library, Denver City, Texas
Upton County Public Library, McCamey, Texas
Hughes Springs Area Public Library, Hughes Springs, Texas
CTLS members in BOLD.
These CTLS libraries received grants from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation of Columbus, Texas in amounts from $2,115 to $40,000.
Projects funded were computers, collection development, digitization, programming, and a teen area.
We are grateful to the foundation for helping our libraries! If your library received a grant and is not listed below, please contact Laurie at the system office.
Tye Preston – Canyon Lake
Congratulations to the recipient libraries and thank you to the foundation!
The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library hosted a Steampunk Halloween Cosplay and Dance that brought in 90 teens, adults, and kids. They are already making plans for next year!
Did your library have a successful October program? Please share with us!
After a training Katelyn Patterson attended in New Braunfels (which you can read about in our latest newsletter), she dropped by the New Braunfels Public Library. Though they were all busy with multiple SRP programs going on, Director Gretchen Pruett and staff gave a warm welcome and a tour of their lovely library.
Teens can be tricky for some libraries. The Lampasas Public Library recently held a Teen Lock-In. For a few hours after closing, teens took over the library, ate pizza, played board games. This would be a great way to engage with teens, show them what the library has to offer, and then ask them to be on your Teen Advisory Board!
Thank you for sharing with us, Lampasas!