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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…

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

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…

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Youth Services Update: August 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. CALL FOR LIBRARIES – BEYOND OUR WALLS A project to bring neighborhood games to 20+ cities and communities through public libraries August 15, 2022 The Hive Mechanic team is recruiting libraries to become hubs for making outdoor games and interactive stories — using their local history,…