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   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Announces 2,000 Texas Titles Now Available for Patrons Nationwide   

Austin, TX – The Talking Book Program (TBP), a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced a milestone achievement by its Volunteer Recording Studio. TBP has contributed 2,000 Texas-related titles to the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) audio download collection.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awarded $7.8 Million Statewide Broadband Development Grant for Community Libraries   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has received a $7.8 million Library Infrastructure and Facility Access Improvement Grant (IFAIG) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to support statewide high-quality modern infrastructure at Texas libraries. The project will assist public libraries across the state in gaining access to critical broadband infrastructure and services. TSLAC worked with the Texas Broadband Development Office, a program of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, throughout the development of the funding proposal.

   Austin, TX    Historical Texas Newspapers Now Available Online Through Texas State Library and Archives Commission Partnership with the University of North Texas   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. The TSLAC Newspaper Collection is now live and available for free online.

   Austin, TX    State Library’s Talking Book Program Partners with Austin Public Library to Unveil Braille Enhanced StoryWalk   

Staff members from the Austin Public Library and TSLAC Talking Book Program at the StoryWalk unveilingAustin, TX – The Texas Talking Book Program and Austin Public Library (APL) have partnered to create an accessible, braille-enhanced StoryWalk® at APL’s Windsor Park branch. Now open to the public, the StoryWalk® is located at 5833 Westminster Dr. in Austin.

   Austin, TX    “Beyond the Badge: The Work and Records of the Texas Rangers” Exhibit Now on View at Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has today announced the opening of its latest exhibit, Beyond the Badge: The Work and Records of Texas Rangers, in the lobby gallery of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. A virtual companion exhibit is also accessible on the TSLAC website at www.tsl.texas.gov/beyondthebadge.

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2023 Archival Awards   

Austin, TX - The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nominations for its 2023 archival awards. THRAB grants awards in the categories of excellence, advocacy and distinguished service.

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Celebrates Its Recording Studio Volunteers   

Austin, TX – April 17, 2023, marks the start of National Volunteer Week in the United States. The Talking Book Program (TBP) Volunteer Recording Studio at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) this week honors its volunteers, who have been resilient and steadfast by continuing to provide thousands of Texans and those across the country with reading materials in digital audio format.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Announces 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas Contest Winners   

Texas State Library and Archives Commission LogoTexas Center for the Book logoAustin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book has announced the winners of the 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a statewide event sponsored by the

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces Release of a Survey on Digital Literacy and Texas Public Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced the release of a new report, Texas Public Libraries: Serving Communities to Enhance Digital Literacy. Created through a TSLAC partnership with the Bureau of Business Research IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, this publication gathered primary data from main and branch libraries throughout Texas to identify areas of urgent need relating to digital literacy in communities statewide.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children’s Literature Across All Communities with Lone Star Día, April 30   

A graphic with the text "April 30 Celebrate throughout 2023 Read to your children and celebrate Bookjoy every dayAustin, TX – This April, Texans celebrate 27 years of Children’s Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, El día de los libros): a celebration of children,

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