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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 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…

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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…

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Notes from the Field: Helen Hall’s New Bundle of Joy

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Helen Hall Library in League City, Texas, hosted the Grand Opening of its Family Place Library program during the library’s Fine-Free Fiesta—a community celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Family Place Library program; promotion of Helen Hall’s status as a fine-free…

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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…

Ready for Anything: Preparation and Strengthened Connections

Could the operations of your library withstand any threat, natural or otherwise? So many people rely on libraries, which provide critical support that makes the prosperity of communities possible. By preparing together with partners and organizations, libraries can be ready for ruptures in continuity of operations, and common problems can be avoided or mitigated in…

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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…