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   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $1,000 Literacy Award   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
512-936-2505

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified non-profit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Third Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, an honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500.

   Austin, TX    Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

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Contact: Macy Hurwitz
512-463-5514

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed three new members to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and reappointed Commissioner Fenton L. “Lynwood” Givens. Givens will take over an unexpired term set to expire Sept. 28, 2021, and new appointee David C. Garza will finish out a term set to expire Sept. 28, 2019. New appointees Arthur T. Mann and Darryl Tocker were appointed to full terms set to expire Sept. 28, 2023.

   Austin, TX    LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading Program   

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Contact: Macy Hurwitz
512-463-5514

AUSTIN - LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading Program - Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer through the statewide Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Public libraries throughout the state will offer activities and events to encourage reading.

   Austin, TX    Two Texans Receive Honorable Mention in National Letters About Literature Competition   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
512-963-2505

   Liberty, TX    Museum at Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center to Reopen After Remodel with New Exhibit   

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Contact: Alana Inman
(936) 336-8821

Liberty – The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center invites the public to a grand opening event to experience its newly remodeled museum, which features a state-of-the-art exhibition for people of all ages. Atascosito: The History of Southeast Texas explores the life and development of the roughly 10-county area.

   Austin, Texas    2018 Letters About Literature Contest Winners Announced   

CONTACT
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
512-963-2505

   Austin, TX    The Sunset Review of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

The mission and performance of the State Library and Archives Commission are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

   Austin, TX    New Statewide Standards for School Libraries Released   

Austin – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission voted Tuesday to approve revised guidelines for school libraries. School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas provides communities, educators, and the public a tool for assessing and building quality school library programs and ensuring students benefit from robust instruction and resources.

   Austin, Texas    Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries   

Austin-- The Texas Center for the Book working in concert with First Book is bringing a new opportunity to help libraries celebrate Lone Star Día this April. The program is designed to support libraries who serve children in need.

   Austin Texas    Archivists Showcase Rarely-Seen Texas Historical Records   

Austin--Let archivists be your guide as you examine some of the state’s most fascinating historical records. Archives À la Carte: Staff Picks, the most recent exhibit at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, looks at how the Texan identity is captured and perpetuated through items selected by state archivists and librarians.

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