Texas Center for the Book Announces Little Free Library Tour

Texas Center for the Book Announces Little Free Library Tour
Austin, Texas

The Texas Center for the Book and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, will partner with Little Free Library founder, Todd H. Bol, to distribute more than 50 little free libraries across the Lone Star State. The national nonprofit tours Texas from March 2-15, 2016 to promote a love of reading and community through free book exchanges with building workshops in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Plano.

Little free libraries are an innovative way to engage readers of all ages in communities across Texas in the joy of reading.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Archive

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Archive
Austin, TX

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announces the launch of the Texas Digital Archive (TDA), a searchable online repository designed to manage, preserve, and provide access to the electronic records collections held at the Texas State Archives. Virtual visitors are invited to explore our shared heritage through digitized prints, photographs, documents and manuscripts made available through a $706,593 appropriation for the 2016-2017 biennium from the 84th legislative session. 

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For more information contact:
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov

Texas Center for the Book/ZACH Theatre Celebrate Diversity in Literature with Special Performance

Texas Center for the Book/ZACH Theatre Celebrate Diversity in Literature with Special Performance
Austin, Texas

 Join the Texas Center for the Book and Children’s Author Pat Mora at a special performance of Tomás and the Library Lady Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at ZACH Theatre to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Día – Children’s Day, Book Day. After the performance, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book, hear the author speak on literacy and enjoy refreshments.

In addition to meeting the author and having her sign their complimentary copy of Tomás and the Library Lady, attendees will also receive special Día bookmarks and posters in commemoration of Texas’ statewide celebration of Lone Star Día.
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2015
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Letters About Literature Contest

Letters About Literature Contest
Austin, Texas

The deadline for the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 is January 11, 2016. Entries for the nationwide literary competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book, must be postmarked by January 11, 2016. Letters about Literature encourages young readers to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) to share how the book has affected them personally.

Letters About Literature Contest Deadline Approaching
Entries for the nationwide literary competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book, must be postmarked by January 11, 2016
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce the redesign of our agency website, www.tsl.texas.gov. After months of careful consideration, research, design and implementation, TSLAC launched the updated website in order to provide an improved user experience to online patrons looking to access the informational services provided by our agency.

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign
We believe the new site allows faster and easier access to the extensive treasures of our collections and the many services we offer in a more eye-catching contemporary design.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Event: The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873 An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly E. Brice

Event: An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly
Austin, Texas

Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 PM for an evening with author and historian Donaly E. Brice as he shares excerpts from his book, The Governor’s Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873. Drawing upon a wealth of previously untouched resources from the Texas State Archives, this book offers an engaging assessment of the much-reviled Texas State Police and its role in maintaining law and order in the years following the American Civil War.

The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873 An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly E. Brice
Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 PM for an evening with author and historian Donaly E. Brice as he shares excerpts from his book, The Governor’s Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Library And Archives Commission

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Library And Archives Commission
Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Martha Wong of Houston, Romanita Matta-Barrera of San Antonio and re-appointed Larry Holt of College Station to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for terms to expire on September 28, 2021.

The Commission safeguards significant resources, provides information services that inspire and support research, education and reading and enhances the capacity for achievement of current and future generations.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
Yes

Texas Center for the Book Relocates to Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Center for the Book Relocates to Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Library of Congress announce the relocation of the Texas Center for the Book to its new home at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas.

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We are very excited at the prospect of using the Center for the Book as a statewide platform to inform the public of the importance of books and reading and to urge Texans to take advantage of the huge resource for education and lifelong learning
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
Yes

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives 7.5M Increase in Funding

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives 7.5M Increase in Funding
Austin, Texas

 The 84th Texas Legislature has increased the appropriation of the State Library and Archives Commission by $7.6M for the 2016-2017 biennium. The new funding includes resources to launch the Texas Digital Archive to preserve and make available electronic archives of state government as well as $6M to offer Texans greater access to online information via the popular TexShare and TexQuest programs. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission also gained funds in the new state budget to address salary needs and to implement a new automated accounting and payroll system.

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We are gratified that Texas lawmakers have demonstrated a recognition of the value of library and archival programs as critically important resources in an information-based economy
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
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