AUSTIN – Nine students have won in the 2020 Letters About Literature Texas competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This reading and writing program encourages 4th-12th graders to write to an author about how his or her book has affected their lives.
Effective March 12, 2020: We regret to inform you that the Second Saturday workshops have been cancelled through May 2020 due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries
The Texas Center for the Book will once again support Texas libraries celebrating Lone Star Día this April in partnership with First Book. The Lone Star Día Grant Program is designed to support libraries and literacy nonprofits serving children in need.
Winners of the Texas Author Project Fiction and YA Awards to speak along with other industry professionals on the state of indie and self-publishing on Feb 6
Sarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP).
Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced new appointments to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, effective immediately. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Martha Wong as Chair of the Commission; Commissioner David C. Garza has been reappointed, with a term to expire in September 2025; and Bradley S. “Brad” Tegeler has been newly appointed, with a term to expire September 2025.
As we continue to honor the brave women and men who have served our country, the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP) gives them priority service to its free library program.
AUSTIN – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas history. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.
The TSLAC Research fellowship in Texas history is administered in partnership with TSHA and made possible by the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas through a generous donation from the Edouard Foundation.