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The Texas Library Association, an educational 501(c)3 non-profit, actively supports library interests by advocating for policies and funding that support libraries, librarians, and educational initiatives.

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Empowering Texas libraries to build essential community infrastructure by focusing on access, economic development and education.

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Advocating for library funding at the state and federal level.

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Special Session #1: The Texas Legislature is Back

Advocacy

The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature opened Thursday, July 8 and may last up to 30 days. Issues to be considered are limited to those set by Governor Greg Abbott in his proclamation calling the special session. Governor Abbott prioritized 11 issues including election and voter registration reform, bail system reform, protecting […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Donald Cummings, Librarian Lady Bird Johnson Middle School Irving ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I have loved reading and libraries ever since I was a kid. I grew up in Conroe, and I was always at the local branch of the Montgomery County Library. I loved getting lost in those rows […]

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