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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…

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…

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

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…

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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.…