Please Welcome Our Newest Family Place Libraries!

Early learning, caregiver involvement, and a supportive community play a critical role in the growth and development of young children. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission seeks to provide Youth Services staff with the training, resources, and support they need to transform Texas libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, caregiver education and engagement, family support, and community information.

Through a strong partnership with Family Place Libraries ™ and funding support through the IMLS Grants to States program, TSLAC has assist 81 Texas libraries transform into early literacy community centers utilizing the Family Place model. Recently, TSLAC made changes to the program allowing eligible, established Family Place Libraries the opportunity to expand the Family Place model to additional branches.

In FY19, TSLAC awarded Family Place grants to seven new libraries and five expansion branches. They attended Family Place training in New York this spring and are on their way to earning their designation as official Family Place Libraries. Please join us in welcoming our newest Texas Family Place Libraries!

NEW

TLL Temple Memorial Library & Archives               

The Colony Public Library                                             

City of Wolfforth Library                                               

Salado Public Library District                                       

Hillsboro City Library                                                      

Euless Public Library                                                       

Tye Preston Memorial Library                                    

EXPANSION

Laredo Public Library                                                     

Bryan+College Station Public Library System       

Plano Public Library                                                        

McAllen Public Library                                                   

Wilson County Public Library                                      

Family Place grant opportunities for FY20 will open for application in November 2019 and will include some fantastic new changes. If you are interested in knowing more about the Family Place program, please visit the Family Place website at www.familyplacelibraries.org. For more information about Family Place grant opportunities through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, visit our website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/familyplace.

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