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2023 Texas Summer Library Program Online Mini-Conference

Designing your Summer programming to meet the unique and changing needs of your community can be a difficult feat, but the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Partners Library Action Network (PLAN) are here to lend a hand. Join us online for this FREE two-day mini conference where libraries from around our…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass.

Youth Services Update: January 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. 2023 Read Across Texas Grants Applications Open The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries and readers statewide to join in its 2023 reading campaign, Read Across Texas: Empathy. The campaign kicks off in March, with libraries…

Summer library materials ordering has been EXTENDED until January 1, 2023

Texas public libraries will be able to continue ordering Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) materials provided free of charge by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) until Sunday, January 1, 2023!  Ordering instructions were republished in a special edition of TSLAC’s Texas Summer Library Program Newsletter. Contact Christina Taylor at LD@tsl.texas.gov if you…

Youth Services Update: December 2022

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. CSLP Summer Symposium December 8, 2022  |  10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Time Summer Symposium is the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s online conference for all library staff that are interested in summer programming. This year’s sessions include:…

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2023 Family Place Libraries Grant Application Deadline has been EXTENDED until December 16, 2022

Texas public libraries can continue submitting applications for the FY 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant for another two weeks!  The purpose of this grant is to create a welcoming, family-centered environment that empowers caregivers of young children as they become their child’s first teachers. This grant will provide funding for the equipment and training…

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Ordering is OPEN for 2023 Summer Library Program Materials!

Ordering is now OPEN for the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) promotional materials provided free of charge by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For your convenience, ordering instructions are outlined in a special edition of TSLAC’s Texas Summer Library Program Newsletter. Please contact Christina Taylor at LD@tsl.texas.gov if you did not receive this…

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Ordering Will Open November 15th for 2023 Summer Library Program Materials!

Save the Date. Starting on November  15, 2022, Texas public libraries will be able to order Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) promotional materials provided free of charge by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).  For your convenience, ordering instructions will be outlined in a special edition of TSLAC’s Texas Summer Library Program Newsletter.…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass.

2023 Family Place Libraries Grant Applications are NOW OPEN!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that the FY 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant application opened on Tuesday, November 1! TSLAC is looking for qualified libraries to attend an in-state Family Place Libraries Training Institute and implement the program in their libraries. The purpose of this grant is…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass.

Youth Services Update: November 2022

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. FAMILY PLACE LIBRARIES GRANT Applications Open November 1, 2022 The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant application will open on Monday, November 1, 2022! TSLAC…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass.

Notes from the Field: Helen Hall’s New Bundle of Joy

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Helen Hall Library in League City, Texas, hosted the Grand Opening of its Family Place Library program during the library’s Fine-Free Fiesta—a community celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Family Place Library program; promotion of Helen Hall’s status as a fine-free…