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Services for Texas K-12 Schools
TexQuest - The 83rd Legislature provided funding to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to re-establish statewide digital resources for K-12 public school libraries. These library databases provide up-to-date, authoritative, non-commercial educational resources for every grade level and subject area. TexQuest is an excellent starting point for integrating quality online materials into the curriculum. School districts may sign up for TexQuest, access training, and find more information at texquest.net
School Libraries: Studies and Documents
- School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas (2005)
- Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Students' Performances (2001)
School Libraries: Other Services
- Summer Reading Programs - Public libraries around Texas offer summer programs to encourage children and teens to read for pleasure, and to promote literacy by engaging families and people of all ages with books and programs. See the current themes many libraries are using and contact your local library for more information.
- Disability Information - The Disability Information and Referral Center of the Talking Book Program houses information and materials on types of disabilities and health conditions, as well as related organizations, publications, products and technology. This is a free reference service provided for anyone with a disability-related question.
- Talking Book Program - The Talking Book Program is a free service that loans books and magazines to people who cannot read standard print publications because of visual, physical or reading disabilities.
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