Austin, Texas    The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Reach Out and Read-Texas Partner to Provide Reading Resources   

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.

   Austin, Texas    Texas Center for the Book 2016 Letters About Literature Contest Deadlines Approaching   

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.

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Level 1 (Grades 4-6) – January 9, 2017

   Austin, Texas    Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – November 28 – December 2   

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.

   Austin, Texas    Video: What’s the process for updating TSLAC’s retention schedules?   


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.

   Austin, Texas    New Titles from the Texas Talking Book Program Studio   


Check out these titles fresh from the Talking Books Program Recording Studio.  They are available for loan on digital cartridge or for download via BARD. For more informatioin or to see if you qualify visit

   Austin, Texas    Texas Center for the Book Launches Statewide Reading Program Honoring Veterans   


   Austin, Texas    Midland Need to Read Named 2016 Recipient of Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award   

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.

   Austin, Texas    THRAB announces 2016 Archival Award Recipients   

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.