Welcome to the Library in Johnson City, Texas!
COMING SOON AT THE LIBRARY:
President Trump effectively proposed eliminating all federal library funding an
d closing the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which administers $183 in funds through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). He also eliminated $27 million for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL), administered by the Department of Education.
Texas receives nearly $11 million of those federal funds which support TexShare/TexQuest resources, grants to local libraries, interlibrary loan, summer reading programs, technology assistance, and continuing education for library staff. The Texas State Library & Archives Commission has produced a video<https://www.tsl.texas.gov/IMLS> which demonstrates how many communities benefit from this funding.
Now as the appropriations process gets underway, his fellow budget-cutters in Congress are considering whether to follow his lead. The library community is mobilizing to fight these drastic, unwarranted cuts and we need you!
Our first step is to get as many members of Congress as possible to sign on to the so-called "Dear Appropriator<http://www.districtdispatch.org/…/house-library-champions-…/>" letters which ask for support for IAL and LSTA funding. The more Representatives that sign on to these letters to the powerful Appropriations committee, the more likely the committee will make LSTA and IAL a priority. These letters must be submitted by April 3.
Members of the House need to hear from their constituents before the April 3rd deadline.
Thank you for helping not just your local library, but all libraries.
April 11 is National Library Day
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- TexShare Databases: books, articles, research databases, and more
- Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
- Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
- Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines
Mango Languages: Mango is an online language learning system that teaches conversation skills in ESL, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Log-in with from home with your Johnson City Library Card!
Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.
Inter-Library Loan Program
Can't find what you want in our library's catalog? No problem! Use the searchbox below and we will try our best to order it! We work with a network of over 1000 libraries around the country who share resources.