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Congratulations to the 2023 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. 2023 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.…

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Youth Services Update: March 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Southeast Collaborative Online Conference March 14-16, 2023 The 2023 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference is a collective effort by the Georgia Public Library Service, State Library of North Carolina, South Carolina State Library, Tennessee State Library and Archives, and…

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2023 Texas Summer Library Program Online Mini-Conference is Three Days Away!

Texas public libraries can continue registering for the 2023 Texas Summer Library Program Online Mini-Conference for a mere three more days! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Partners Library Action Network (PLAN) are here to lend a hand as you design your Summer programming to meet the unique and changing needs…

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Youth Services Update: February 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Call for Presenters: Read Across America | School Libraries Applications Open In celebration of Read Across America 2023, the American Library Association Committee on Literacy is seeking to host two webinars highlighting the work of librarians who are…

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2023 Texas Summer Library Program Online Mini-Conference is Two Weeks Away

Texas public libraries can continue registering for the 2023 Texas Summer Library Program Online Mini-Conference for just another two weeks! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Partners Library Action Network (PLAN) are here to lend a hand as you design your Summer programming to meet the unique and changing needs of…

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…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass. Image is labeled Youth Services next to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission logo

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…