Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2023 Family Place Libraries™ Grant Recipients

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of its Family Place Libraries™ Grant Project:

Carrollton Public Library—Carrollton, Texas

Copperas Cove Public Library—Copperas Cove, Texas

Dickinson Public Library—Dickinson, Texas

Lamar Bruni Vergara Inner City Branch Library—Laredo, Texas

Leon Valley Public Library—Leon Valley, Texas

Mesquite Public Library—Mesquite, Texas

Pharr Memorial Library—Pharr, Texas

Richard Burges Library—El Paso, Texas

Westside Branch Library—New Braunfels, Texas

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 purpose is to create a welcoming, family-centered environment that empowers caregivers of young children as they become their child’s first teachers and supports the role of parents in guiding their children’s learning.

Participating libraries are granted tuition for up to two staff members to attend the Family Place Libraries™ Training Institute, three years of follow-up support from the Middle Country Public Library (MCPL), an in-state training institute hosted by TSLAC (with $700 travel stipend), and eligibility for an additional grant of $6,000 for program development. Tuition for the institute and follow-up support are provided through a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Grant applications for the next TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project cohort will open this fall. TSLAC grant opportunities are announced on its grants web site (www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/grants).


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information needed 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.


Susan Floyd
Communications Officer
Page last modified: March 29, 2023