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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…

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Ordering Will Open November 15th for 2023 Summer Library Program Materials!

Save the Date. Starting on November  15, 2022, Texas public libraries will be able to order Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) promotional materials provided free of charge by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).  For your convenience, ordering instructions will be outlined in a special edition of TSLAC’s Texas Summer Library Program Newsletter.…

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2023 Summer Library Program Manual Access Update

Your 2023 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) manuals will soon be available via the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). All Texas public libraries will be able to download it, and manual access generally opens in October. Since TSLAC is presently still finalizing the process for this year’s summer library program, we wanted to personally encourage you to…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 3: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Kate Guynn explains why Beanstack was the best fit for her library. *** Question 1: What online tool are you promoting? Name: Beanstack Purpose: In March…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 2: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Crystal Swimmer explains how a reading tracker did so much more for her community than merely log activity. *** Question 1: What online tool are you…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 1: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with ReadSquared

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Rebecca Ivey explains how what began as a seasonal offering quickly became a staple in the library’s suite of services. *** Question 1: What online tool…

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Youth Services Update: April 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. TEENBOOKCON April 9, 2022 TeenBookCon 2022 will be a hybrid event—in-person with virtual access available—on April 9 at Davis High School in Aldine ISD. Attendance is FREE, but registration is required. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 16 young adult authors including…

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The Lighthouse: Feeling Safe on the Oceans of Possibilities

This summer, consider focusing on teen mental health by incorporating the following recommendations and resources outlined by Patrick Lloyd, TSLAC’s Community Resilience Consultant. *** Even before the covid-19 pandemic, many teenagers were struggling. Sadly, data collected well before the covid -19 pandemic indicates that most of us experience childhood trauma. For many, these traumas stay…