Summer Meals in Libraries

It is almost summertime! This can be an exciting time for many, filled with summer camps, outdoor activities, and exploring new places. However, for many individuals and families within the communities we serve, summertime can also be a stressful time for many reasons. One of these reasons often results from households with children facing food…

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Youth Services Update: April 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. TEENBOOKCON April 9, 2022 TeenBookCon 2022 will be a hybrid event—in-person with virtual access available—on April 9 at Davis High School in Aldine ISD. Attendance is FREE, but registration is required. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 16 young adult authors including…

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Youth Services Update: March 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL EDUCATOR DAY ONDEMAND March 10 – April 11, 2022 The 2022 North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF22) School Day OnDemand is an opportunity to earn 6 hours of PD credit by viewing your choice of selected recorded programming and reflecting/recording your…

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Congratulations to the 2022 Family Place Libraries Grant Recipients!

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…

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Youth Services Update: February 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. FREEDOM TO READ ROUNDTABLE Thursday, February 24, 2022 Join the Texas Library Association on Thursday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. CT for a crucial roundtable discussion of censorship and tangible steps to protect the freedom to read. Voices from every aspect of…

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Youth Services Update: January 2022

Upcoming Opportunities NATIVE KNOWLEDGE 360°  TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES January 20 – March 3, 2022 During this three-part online workshop series from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, teachers will be introduced to the intersection of Indigenous women artists and activism. Native artists will explore art from the museum’s collections and contemporary children’s books…

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Summer library materials ordering has been EXTENDED until January 14, 2022

Texas public libraries will be able to continue ordering the free CSLP promotional materials provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for another two weeks!  The updated ordering process is faster, more convenient, and gives your library greater control over the process. Each library will place its order directly through the CSLP website.…

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Summer library materials ordering will CLOSE January 1, 2022

As of December 1, 2021, Texas public libraries have been able to order the free CSLP promotional materials provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission!  The updated ordering process is faster, more convenient, and gives your library greater control over the process. Each library will place its order directly through the CSLP website.…

Season’s Greetings!

We want to extend our warmest wishes to you all this holiday season. Thank you for all that you do for your libraries and communities! Just as a reminder, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will be CLOSED Thursday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 24, as well as Friday, Dec. 31. Looking forward to…