The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Reach Out and Read-Texas, a program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, share a mission of encouraging a love of books and reading and supporting preschool children in school readiness. A collaboration agreement has been formalized to encourage Texas public libraries and Reach Out and Read programs to work together to promote early literacy development. This collaboration agreement symbolizes the importance of expanding partnerships to enhance the early childhood learning opportunities for Texas children.
The Texas Center for the Book, a project of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, reminds young readers that the deadlines to enter the 2016 Letters About Literature Contest are quickly approaching.
Level 3 (Grades 9-12) –December 2, 2016
Level 2 (Grades 7-8) – January 9, 2017
Level 1 (Grades 4-6) – January 9, 2017
Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we’re updating our retention schedules or other administrative rules? Join us for a new Analyst Tip video as Julie gives a little peek behind the curtain of how the process works and how long it can take.
The Texas Center for the Book has chosen Midland Need to Read as the recipient of the first annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. This $1,000 award, which honors a qualified non-profit organization that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas was made possible by a generous donation from David Rubenstein and the Library of Congress.
The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the selection of Malinda Allison from the Honey Grove Preservation League and The West Texas Collection at Angelo State University as recipients of its Archival Award of Excellence.