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Libraries for Health: Reimagining Mental Health Care Delivery in Central Texas

Libraries for Health, an initiative designed and funded by Texas Rural Funder St. David's Foundation and in partnership with Via Hope and RAND, seeks to reimagine the delivery of mental health services by building upon a community anchor - a local public library - that is already in place.

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St. David's Foundation
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Free Privacy & Technology Training for Libraries

Library Freedom Institute is a privacy-focused 6-month virtual training for librarians. This curriculum gives librarians the tools they need to become privacy champions in their libraries. Once-a-month, LFI will provide a 2-hour training that covers a variety of topics.

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Library Freedom Institute
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Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Watch an ever-growing archive of Texas film and videos through the decades. Discover the experience of Texans, explore education and preservation resources.

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Texas Archive of the Moving Image
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Texas for the Arts

Texans for the Arts is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that provides coordinated information about legislative activity related to arts issues and organizes advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels.

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Texas for the Arts
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Texas Association of Counties

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is the representative voice for all Texas counties and county officials and, through TAC, counties communicate the county perspective to state officials and the general public.

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Texas Association of Counties
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Cultural & Economic Development Resources for Rural Texas

Texas Rural Funders invited rural communities to attend this session showcasing free resources that promote cultural and economic development

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Texas Rural Funders
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BookSpring

BookSpring builds literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for children.

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BookSpring
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Hotel Occupancy Tax Toolkit

Texans for the Arts Foundation launched the Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Toolkit, an online resource for arts, municipal, hotel, and tourism leaders sharing what you need to know about Texas’ Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax.

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Texans for the Arts Foundation
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Women In Agriculture (1976) | Texas Archive of the Moving Image

This amateur documentary from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, made by Ouida Whitaker Dean in 1976, focuses on women in agriculture in the rural East Texas town of Timpson, as well as in America at large.

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Texas Archive of the Moving Image
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Free Books for Rural Students through Books Beginning at Birth

Books Beginning at Birth is a statewide program that provides young children and their families with free to books and resources to support the development of early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.

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BookSpring
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Texas Film Round-Up Free Digitization Program

The Texas Film Round-Up provides FREE digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to TexasArchive.org.

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Texas Archive of the Moving Image
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Pottsboro Library Receives $549,000 to Connect 500 Homes and Build 3 Broadband Towers

The Pottsboro Library and TekWav are pleased to announce a partnership to bring internet service to the patrons of the library through the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program.

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TekWav
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Where to Stand in Texas to See Two Solar Eclipses in Under Six Months

In an extraordinary slice of luck, a small area of the Lone Star State will witness October's annular solar eclipse and April's total solar eclipse. Most of the places where the eclipses will be visible are rural communities!

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Space.com
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A Library of Things in Pottsboro

This library in Pottsboro, Texas reinvents the traditional library by offering a "library of things."

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Texas Rural Funders
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Texas Tribune

Digital media organization that covers politics and a range of policy issues that affect all Texans.

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Texas Tribune
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Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is a state agency that assists the people of Texas to effectively use information, archival resources, public records and library materials to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and their communities

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Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission
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Texas Local Public Library Statistics

Annual data on Texas public librarians, including statistics, trends, and more.

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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Digital Literacy Training from the Public Library Association

The Public Library Association announced digital literacy courses and training materials developed in collaboration with AT&T. 

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Public Library Association
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Lone Star Stock

Lone Star Stock provides stock photos, videos, and music representing the state of Texas at an affordable price. The site is also seeking creators to continue building the assets available through the site.

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Lone Star Stock
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Public Libraries Essential to Closing Digital Divide

Article detailing the role of public libraries in expanding digital equity through partnerships with government entities and other efforts.

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Government Technology
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