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Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award

The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Fifth Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, at least one honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500. The award provides public recognition to 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed to addressing […]

The Texas Talking Book Program Celebrates Its Recording Studio Volunteers

April 18, 2021, marked the start of National Volunteer Week in the United States. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recognized its Talking Book Program (TBP) and the TBP Recording Studio volunteers who have been resilient and dedicated, continuing to provide thousands of Texans with reading materials in digital audio format. Stephen Lewis, manager for the TBP Recording Studio said, “Our volunteers are the best! Without them our patrons, whether statewide or nationally, would […]

Hundreds of New E-books Available to Texans through their Public Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has purchased licenses for new e-books that are now available through the E-Read Texas program. E-Read Texas is an online program that makes electronic books freely available through the SimplyE app, which is easily downloadable at no cost through an app store. The program was created to support digital content for libraries serving communities with populations under 100,000. The new titles, which include a special curated list of […]