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Between the Lines: February Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Alison Poage Booher Library Director, Seminary of the Southwest What inspired you to become a librarian? When I was thirteen, I volunteered as a summer reading club “listener.” Meeting children who loved books made me feel right at home. This led me to employment in the library as a page and ultimately to librarianship as […]

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The 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is…

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Thousands of children voted and the results are in: the winner of the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award is El Chupacabras, by Adam Rubin and Crash McCreery. This whimsical and comic tale, told in Spanish and English, relates the story of Hector and his daughter Carla, who own a goat farm and fall victim to the […]

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2020 2X2 Reading List Announced

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Drumroll please…the 2020 2X2 Reading List is here! These lovely, instructive and quite often laugh-out-loud volumes are the best of recent books meant for children aged two to grade two. Librarians serving on the Texas Library Association Children’s Round Table 2X2 Committee, read through a whopping 946 books before narrowing down the list to these […]

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2020-2021 Tejas Star Reading List Announced

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The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Tejas Star Reading List. This carefully curated list of Spanish and bilingual titles is designed to encourage children ages 5 to 12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended […]

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Texas Library Journal

In this Issue:

  • TLA 2020 Conference Program
  • Why Your Library Needs Social Media Ambassadors
  • Voter Registration Events
  • Pottsboro Library Teams Up for Esports
  • Guided Pathways: Sharpening Career Focus for Community College Students
  • Introducing E-Read Texas

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TASL Talks: Rope in Young Minds with the Texas 2x2 Books

The Texas 2x2 Reading List is curated for children ages 2 to 2nd grade. Learn about the new 2020 selected titles and get some ideas for engaging activities that will…

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