Texas Book Festival Grants Open

Posting on behalf of the Texas Book Festival. The Texas Book Festival is excited to announce that they are now accepting 2024 Texas Library Grant Applications. Texas public libraries are invited to apply for a $2,500 grant to enhance their digital or physical collections. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26. For more details,…

Public Libraries Encouraged to Apply for TSLAC Texas Reads Grants

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced that it is accepting applications for its state fiscal year 2025 Texas Reads competitive grant program. The Texas Reads grant funds public library programs that promote reading and literacy within local communities. Programs may include—but are not limited to—book talks; English literacy classes; author visits;…

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Youth Services Update: December 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Call for Proposals – 2024 Setting the Trend School Libraries Friday, December 22, 2023 The search is on for dynamic, innovative educators to share their ideas, stories, and successes! Every librarian has a great story to tell, so…

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Congratulations to the 2024 Family Place Libraries Project Grant Recipients!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the 2023 Family Place Libraries™ Project Grant Recipients. 2024 Family Place Libraries™ Project Grant Recipients 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.…

Library Funding Opportunity from USDA

Join the Texas Library Association (TLA) for a webinar they’re hosting on Tuesday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., to find out how your project ideas can be funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)! In this webinar, USDA Rural Development staff members will highlight the upcoming DistanceLearning and Telemedicine Grant opportunity. Past…

Several TSLAC FY 2025 Grants Opening for Application in October 2023!

It’s grants time once again! The following FY 2025 TSLAC Competitive Grant Programs will open for application on Monday, October 23, 2023. Grant opportunities include: *The Texas Reads grant opportunity is expected to open for application in early 2024. Grant guidelines for each program, as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients,…

Annual Workforce Conference Scholarship

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Get ready for the 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which is scheduled for November 29 – December 1, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas! The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is co-hosting this conference with The Texas Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP), and TSLAC will provide scholarships to…

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2024 Texas Family Place Libraries™ Grant Opening for Application September 1, 2023!

The 2024 Texas Family Place Libraries™ Grant Program will open for application on Friday, September 1, 2023. Grant guidelines for the program, as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients, and additional resources are on the TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project page. Applications will be due Sunday, October 1, 2023. Accredited Texas…

Upcoming Webinar: Internet For All Texans – How Libraries Can Leverage Historic Funding

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites the Texas library community to join us for this webinar next Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Webinar Title: Internet For All Texans – How Libraries Can Leverage Historic Funding When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 AM CT CE Credit: 1 TSLAC CE hour (CPE eligible…