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2019 Lariat Reading List Announced
The Texas Library Association’s annual Lariat Reading List calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. Since 2009 the goal of the Lariat Reading List has been to highlight outstanding fiction that is simply “a pleasure to read.” The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the […]Read More
2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
Just in time for holiday shopping, the Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List. With more than 140 titles, the list includes nonfiction gems for children and adults. It is intended for recreational reading and is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Due to the diversity in […]Read More
TLA: It’s Not Just for Texans
Stacey B. Rattner is a School Librarian at Castleton Elementary School in Castleton, New York. Stacey has been an active member of TLA since 2017. In this short interview, she describes why she enjoys her TLA membership and why it’s beneficial for out-of-state librarians to join TLA. Being that you are currently in New York, […]Read More
2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Announced
A recommended reading list for children in grades K – 5, the 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List encourages recreational reading through a variety of current titles. The 52 books were selected by public and school librarians who are members of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, which promotes services to children and […]Read More
Chips and Queso. Bert and Ernie. Teachers and librarians.
Some things are just better together. Do you know a classroom teacher who would enjoy the TLA Annual Conference? Our annual conference – made up of books, authors, technology integration, makerspaces, curriculum connections, and supportive librarians – may very well be the stuff of teachers’ dreams. They would unquestionably have to experience it to believe […]Read More
Welcome to the new txla.org!
Welcome to the new txla.org! We are excited to launch phase one of a new and improved website. This site is fully responsive to work on mobile phones and tablets, and information is organized to help visitors find what they are looking for quickly. This is the first step in a multi-phased project to re-design […]Read More
Texas Bluebonnet Master List Announced
Students from central Texas announced the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 27. The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is one of the most prestigious children’s literature lists in the country. Students, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and authors eagerly await the yearly […]Read More
TLA2019 Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2019 TLA Annual Conference in Austin is open. Join thousands of your colleagues from all library types for learning, networking and inspiration. Explore a vast exhibit hall, brainstorm with future-ready leaders, and meet your favorite authors. With more than 300 speakers, 400+ exhibiting companies and four days of robust programming, you’ll forge […]Read More
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