Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of its Family Place Libraries™ Grant Project. TSLAC initiated this project in 2015 to help public libraries address early learning with a goal of ensuring that all children enter school ready and able to learn. The 2022 recipients are:
Centennial Memorial Library – Eastland, Texas
Decatur Public Library – Decatur, Texas
East Travis Gateway Library District – Del Valle, Texas
Helen Hall Library – League City, Texas
Laredo Public Library (Expansion) – Laredo, Texas
Patrick Heath Public Library – Boerne, Texas
The TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project funds tuition for up to two staff members from participating Texas libraries to attend the Family Place Libraries™ Training Institute. The Institute teaches attendees the core elements of the Family Place Libraries™ model and assists them with the beginning stages of developing and maintaining a Family Place Library at their facility. Participating libraries can also expect three years of follow-up and support from the Middle Country Public Library following the training.
Tuition for the Institute and follow-up support are provided through a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In addition, after attending the Institute, participating Texas libraries are eligible for a grant of $6,000 from state funds to assist with the development of their Family Place Libraries™ program. Learn more at www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/familyplace.
Grant applications for the next TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project cohort will open this fall. Libraries interested in applying may learn more about the program requirements and other grant programs on the TSLAC Grants webpage (www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/grants).
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 www.tsl.texas.gov.