Book Grant Applications are Open for 2023 Read Across Texas: Empathy

The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries and readers statewide to join in its 2023 reading campaign. Read Across Texas: Empathy kicks off in March, with libraries signing up to facilitate reading and discussion opportunities exploring what “empathy” could mean within their communities. Read Across Texas: Empathy will offer libraries a broad canvas for convening individuals…

Upcoming TSLAC Webinar: Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2024

Major grant program changes are coming to TSLAC! To better align our processes with state accounting requirements, the FY24 TSLAC Competitive Grant Programs will open for application on Monday, October 24, 2022. The 2024 TSLAC grant applications will include: Texas Reads TexTreasures Special Projects Regional ILS Cooperative grants. Grant guidelines for each program, as well…

Upcoming TSLAC Webinar: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection After Natural Disaster

In one week (Thursday, October 6, 2:00 p.m.), please join us for a free webinar featuring special guest speakers from a Texas library who rebuilt their children’s collection after a recent natural disaster. Webinar Title: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster When: Thursday, October 6 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT CE Credit: 1…

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2022-2023 Letters About Literature Contest – Enhanced Cash Prizes for Libraries + Educator Resources

The 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas contest includes enhanced cash prizes for libraries, plus and a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guide. The Texas Center for the Book’s annual Letters About Literature Texas (LAL) contest invites students to respond to authors whose books or poetry have touched their lives. This year’s competition runs from…

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Upcoming TSLAC Webinar – Online Tools to Assess and Build Digital Skills

How can you determine your patrons’ digital skill levels, and what resources are out there to address their needs? Come join us for a live TSLAC webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2-3 pm to learn more. TSLAC’s own Digital Inclusion Consultant Cindy Fisher will co-present with Theresa Sladek, Strategic Partnerships & Northstar Business Development Manager,…

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2022 Texas Great Read is “Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards” by Meghan P. Browne, Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt

Our Texas Center for the Book has chosen Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards by Meghan P. Browne, illustrated by Carlynn Whitt, as the Texas Great Read for 2022. Every year, the Library of Congress asks each state Center for the Book to select a title that represents the state’s literary landscape to highlight…