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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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

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…

2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey – Respond by December 10, 2022

The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities survey is open and accepting responses through Saturday, December 10. All U.S. public libraries are invited to complete this new survey to help us better understand how public libraries across the nation contribute to sustaining their communities now and into the future. The…