US Economic Census Has Launched

From the US Census website: Most people know that the U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. But fewer know that every five years, it conducts another important survey that measures the nation’s businesses to give us a comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity across more than 21,000 geographic areas. The…

FY 2024 TSLAC Grant Deadline EXTENDED!

Mother Nature clearly has no regard for deadlines! Inclement weather in much of Texas has resulted in unforeseen library closures making it extremely difficult to get grant applications for Special Projects, ILS Cooperative, and TexTreasures programs submitted by the January 31, 2023 deadline. Due to these circumstances, TSLAC will be extending the deadline for these…

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…

FY24 Texas Reads Grant Opening for Application January 18, 2023!

The FY24 Texas Reads Competitive Grant Program will open for application on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Grant guidelines for the program, as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients, and additional resources are on the TSLAC Grants and Funding page. Applications will be due Friday, March 3, 2023. Accredited Texas public and…

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 Friday, Dec. 23, Monday Dec. 26, as well as Friday, Dec. 30. Looking forward to a…