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2018 Summer Reading Survey & 2019 Program Updates

2018 September 27
by Bethany Wilson

EXTENSION: 2018 Summer Reading Evaluation Open Until Oct 3

More than 500 Texas libraries ordered free materials purchased through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017) for their summer reading programs.

We ask that ALL participating libraries complete our 2018 Summer Reading Evaluation so that we might report on your programs. 

I’ve extended the deadline for the survey through Wednesday, Oct 3. That gives you two more weeks to work on it and send it our way. Here is a direct link to the survey: 

If you like to gather answers to the questions before working your way through the survey, here is a list of the questions we ask: 2018 Summer Reading Evaluation Questions

Thank you so much to the 113 libraries that have already completed the survey: 

A.H. Meadows Library
Abilene Public Library
Albert George Branch Library
Alvord Public Library
Amarillo Public Library
Atlanta Public Library
Aubrey Area Library
Azle Memorial Library
Beaumont Public Library System
Bellaire City Library
Betty Foster Public Library
Bicentennial City-County Library
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library
Brazoria County Library System
Brownwood Public Library
Buda Public Library
Calhoun County Public Library
Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library
Carnegie Library
Cedar Park Public Library
Childress Public Library
City of Wolfforth Library
City-County Library
Clint ISD Public Library
Comanche Public Library
Cooke County Library
Crane County Library
Crockett County Public Library
Crosby County Library
Denison Public Library
Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library
Dilley Public Lbirary
Dripping Springs Community Library
Driscoll Public Library
Dublin Public Library
Duncanville Public Library
Ector County Library
Edwards Public Library
El Campo Branch Library
El Progreso Memorial Library
Electra Public Library
Fort Bend County Libraries
Fort Worth Central Library
George Memorial Library
Georgetown Public Library
Grand Saline Public Library
Grapevine Public Library
Gunter Library and Museum
Harlingen Public Library
Higgins Public Library
Hillsboro City Library
Hitchcock Public Library
Hockley County Memorial Library
Howard County Library
Howe Community Library
Hutchinson County Library
Hutto Public Library
Jacksonville Public Library
Jeff Davis County Library
Judy B McDonald Public Library
Kaufman County Library
Kennedale Public Library
Kent County Library
Kountze Public Library
Lago Vista Public Library
Lake Travis Community Library
Library of Graham
Livingston Municipal Library
Llano County Library
Louise Branch Library
Lovett Memorial Library
Lubbock Public Library
Mae S. Bruce Library
Marathon Public Library
Marfa Public Library
Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Public Library
Medina Community Library
Mineola Memorial Library
Montgomery County Memorial Library
Moore County Library System
Muleshoe Area Public Library
Northwest Branch Library
Onalaska Public Library
Orange Public Library
Patrick Heath Public LIbrary
Port Arthur Public Library
Port Isabel Public Library
Reagan County Library
Rosenberg Library
Round Rock Public Library
Round Top Family Library
Rowlett Public Library
Sammy Brown Library
Sanger Public Library
Schertz Public Library
Sherman Public Library
Smith Public Library
Stamford Carnegie Library
Sterling County Public Library
Sugar Land Branch Library
Sunnyvale Public Library
Sutton County Public Library
Taylor Public Library
Texarkana Public Library
The Colony Public Library
Unger Memorial Library
Upshur County Library
Van Zandt County Library
West Public Library
Wharton County Library, Main Branch
Whitehouse Community Library
Yoakum County Library

I’ve already seen some fantastic photos and stories shared on the  TSLAC Youth Services Facebook page about your 2018 Summer Reading Program successes! Please keep posting those or send them directly to me at I look forward to hearing from you!

2019 Summer Reading Program Updates 

As you can see from the new banner at the top of the page, I have received the new artwork from CSLP for our 2019 Summer Reading Program and boy is it CUTE! The banner at the top is from the Early Literacy and Children’s artwork created by Leeza Hernandez. The artwork for teens was created by Antonio Caparo, and the adult artwork was created by Larry Jones. Here is a sneak peek at some of the images they designed for us:

Leeza Hernandez (Children’s Artwork)

Antonio Caparo (Teen Artwork)

Larry Jones (Adult Artwork)

I’m also happy to announce that the catalogs are here! I worked on updates to the online order form this week and made some small additions to the Summer Reading Resources tab on the website. I’ll keep updating the resources as more become available. As soon as we receive the flash drives, we will be sending out your packets containing the flash drives and catalogs and I’ll open up the order form! I estimate you should see them headed your way sometime next month.

Remember, you must have filed an annual report with TSLAC to be eligible to order and receive free materials for the Summer Reading Program. Please check with me if you are unsure about your eligibility.

Questions about the Texas Summer Reading Program?

Visit the State Library summer reading page or contact Bethany Wilson, Youth Services Consultant at, 512-463-4856.

The Texas Summer Library Program is Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. (2017)

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