In Salute of Libraries

Austin, TX

Gloria Meraz
Assistant State Librarian

Austin – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries serve our communities and congratulates all the libraries of Texas in celebrating School Library Month (April), National Library Week (April 7-13) and National Library Workers Day (April 9). Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses and provide public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together to learn, discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies and enjoy a safe environment.

We invite all Texans to visit their favorite library and to cheer on library workers. Readers and book lovers of all ages can agree on the value of libraries and literacy. Today’s library offers technology, meeting places, research assistance, programming and so much more!

“We at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission take pride in the important work libraries perform in helping Texans lead informed lives,” said Mark Smith, Director and State Librarian. “We thank all of the people who work with passion and energy to help bring information and resources to their campuses and communities.”

Other important days in April for libraries:

  • Monday, April 8: State of America's Libraries Report released
  • Wednesday, April 10: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make high-quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #BookmobileDay2019
  • Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to speak up for libraries and share your library story. #MyLibraryMyStory

For more information about the public reading and literacy programs conducted by TSLAC, visit our Youth and Teen Services page and our Texas Center for the Book.


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities.  For more information, visit

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