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Register Your Library for Power Up at Your Library Week!

2017 September 28
by Kyla Hunt

Join the Powered Libraries campaign in celebrating Power Up Week October 1-7, 2017, a week where libraries across the state will showcase innovation and dynamic leadership. To read about day-by-day programming suggestions for how to participate this year, and to register your library, go to

Mark Smith, TSLAC Director and Librarian, Gloria Meraz, Assistant State Librarian and Jennifer Peters, Director  of Library Development and Networking encourage libraries to register for Power Up at Your Library Week! Visit for info. #poweredlibraries

For further inspiration, check out the following videos about other inspiring libraries!

Powered Libraries | Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Empowerment Library

Ysleta Del Sur Tigua Reservation Tribal Empowerment Library serves the members of the Pueblo through resources including youth programming and a specially designed Tuy Pathu “I am Tigua” curriculum blending cultural lessons with the foundational elements of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The Tribal Empowerment Library houses more than 18,000 titles including a large native American collection and a recently added T’aiki Tiwa reference section. The library hosts a variety of intergenerational cultural activities that invite tribal elders to engage with younger members of the community to reinforce traditional values, methods, and culinary practices while instilling new skills to ready young minds for the challenges of today.

Powered Libraries | Marathon Public Library

It’s said that good things come in small packages, and the Marathon Public Library is no exception to that rule. Under the guidance of library director Elizabeth Holt, this 723 square-foot library packs a punch with creative programming and community-focused resources. Holt and the library team often play “library tetris” as they transform the tiny space from science lab to tinkering workshop and from ice cream parlor to 3D printer makerspace. Marathon, TX has a population of roughly 430 people, and it seems Holt knows every single one of them. Her outgoing nature is well-known throughout West Texas, and her energetic nature powers this “off-the-grid” area where Big Bend and dark skies meet.

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