This past fall, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) opened applications for participating in its Family Place Libraries™ Project. TSLAC initiated this project in 2015 to help public libraries address early learning with a goal of ensuring that all children enter school ready and able to learn.
The TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project funds tuition for up to two staff members from participating Texas libraries to attend the Family Place Libraries™ Training Institute. The Institute teaches attendees the core elements of the Family Place LibrariesTM model and assists them with the beginning stages of developing and maintaining a Family Place Library at their facility. Participating libraries can also expect three years of follow-up and support from the Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) following the training. Tuition for the Institute and follow-up support are provided through a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In addition, after attending the Institute, participating Texas libraries are eligible for a grant of $6,000 from state funds to assist with the development of their Family Place Libraries™ program.
We are pleased to announce the members of Cohort 7 below.
2022 TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project Grant Recipients
- Centennial Memorial Library – Eastland, Texas
- Decatur Public Library – Decatur, Texas
- East Travis Gateway Library District – Del Valle, Texas
- Helen Hall Library – League City, Texas
- Laredo Public Library (EXPANSION) – Laredo, Texas
- Patrick Heath Public Library – Boerne, Texas
Grant applications for our next Family Place Libraries™ Project cohort will open this coming fall. If you are interested in applying, please familiarize yourself with the program requirements through the 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity. Grant updates are usually announced on our grants webpage and amplified via this blog and social media; please consider subscribing and following us today!