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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.…

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

Closing Soon: Applications for the Family Place Libraries Project Grant will close 10/1/2024

APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE SOON! This year’s Family Place Libraries Project grant application will close for submissions on Sunday, October 1, 202124 at 11:59 PM. The application is entirely online and can be accessed after logging into the TSLAC Grants Management System (GMS). The links below will, respectively, take you to the Family Place Libraries Project…

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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…

T3 – Notes From the Field: Our Inaugural Family Place Libraries Training Institute in Texas

Buda, on the edge of the Hill Country, just south of Austin, is one of the United States’ fastest-growing small cities, with a 2020 population of 15,643, but for four days last month—May 15-18, 2023—the population numbered at least 15,678. While strolling through downtown, you can expect to see unique local restaurants and boutiques as well…

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

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.…

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

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. Image is labeled Youth Services next to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission logo

2023 Family Place Libraries Grant Applications are NOW OPEN!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that the FY 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant application opened on Tuesday, November 1! TSLAC is looking for qualified libraries to attend an in-state Family Place Libraries Training Institute and implement the program in their libraries. The purpose of this grant is…

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: 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…