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The 2024 Collaborative Summer Library Program Manuals will soon be available!

The 2024 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) manuals will soon be available via the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). All accredited Texas public libraries will be able to download them, and manual access generally opens in October. Since CSLP is presently still finalizing the process for this year’s summer library program, we wanted…

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: September 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. National Voter Registration Day September 19, 2023 Whether you’re new to the world of registering voters or you’re a National Voter Registration Day veteran, everyone can use a little help getting their friends, family, and broader community registered…

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…

Southeast Success

In February 2023, Austin Brinkley (pictured) of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSET), along with Kevin King and Maris Peno, conducted a training session for libraries in the counties of Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange. Actually, WSSET was the inaugural workforce development board that TSLAC got to host in its Get to Know Your Partners training series,…

Call for Proposals: Entrepreneurs & Libraries Conference

Who, What, When, Where The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (Entrelib) seeks your proposals for either a 15-minute presentation or a 7-minute lighting talk for its free, online (hosted on Zoom) Refresh & Refocus: Libraries’ New Trends in Supporting Entrepreneurs conference on November 1, 2023. Complete your proposal submission form before the August 14 deadline. Why…