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…

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

Youth Services Update: November 2022

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. FAMILY PLACE LIBRARIES GRANT Applications Open November 1, 2022 The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant application will open on Monday, November 1, 2022! TSLAC…

Three-part Webinar Series on Grief and Loss Coming In November

Grief and loss are experienced by everyone. How can we as library staff better understand grief and loss so that we can support our communities as well as each other? Please join us for this special three-part series presented by Erin Spalding, LCSW-S, Director of Clinical Education at The Christi Center (Austin, TX). Attendees will be invited…

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…

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

Youth Services Update: September 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. JASON REYNOLDS/SIMON & SCHUSTER TRAVEL GRANT Opens September 1, 2022 During the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, the ALA Council approved the Jason Reynolds/Simon & Schuster Travel Grant. The grant will cover the expenses of five (5) Black/African American youth or…

Upcoming Webinar – I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites the Texas library community to join our webinar next Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. CDT titled “I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service.” Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did…