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The library offers so many powerful ways to help our users thrive, and we want to show them off.”
Bowie Elementary students Violet Frazier and Marissa Diaz show off the waving hand they assembled using Little Bits circuits.

Libraries ‘power up’ with ideas

School libraries at Bowie and De Zavala elementaries joined others across the state to host a Power Up at Your Library Day event. This celebration was part of the “Ideas Powered: It’s What We Do” campaign, which seeks to broaden the awareness of innovative library services to the public.  Power Up at Your Library Day featured a variety of hands-on activities for students. 

Diane Insley was hired as a special services librarian in 1988. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for 17 years, as well as serving on the committee for Project Graduation. Insley also spent eight years as field trip coordinator. Insley was promoted to director of the San Marcos Public Library in 2009, where she continues to engage the community and strive for success. On Oct. 6, Insley will be inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at their 31st annual induction.

Insley One of Six Texas Librarians Awarded Scholarship

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded San Marcos Library Director Diane Insley one of six scholarships to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries in Englewood, Colo.

The three-day institute is offered by the Colorado State Library and Colorado Library Consortium and provides intensive training to library leaders in evaluation and data use for planning, management, and demonstrating their library’s impact to the community.

Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Constable David Peterson hugs a student at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
onstable David Peterson and Officer Greg Grumbles pose with a class at First Step School in an effort to build relationships. First row: Clayton Reising, Benjamin Duffy, Laney Grahamann, CJ Houston and Austin Trejo. Middle Row: Nathanial Marmolejo, Thomas McKinnew, Anthony Garcia, Mr. Pertersen, Cayden Stoughton, Tristan Crites and Wesley Knopps. Last row: Curriculum Mascot Fanny the Frog, Ms. Dea Perez and Mr. Grumbles. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL

First Step School adopts local police officer

Constable David Peterson has been adopted by First Step School and he was recently able to meet all the children for the first time. He will be coming monthly to do different activities with the children and for the children to do things with and for him. The goal of this program is to build trust and establish friendships with children that will continue to grow over the years. 

They are very excited about this program that was offered through their curriculum, Frog Street Press. 

Animal Shelter Kicks off ‘Home 4 the Holidays’ Specials

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in the annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center. To celebrate the campaign’s kickoff, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter invites the community to Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month Oct. 1 - 31 at The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center.  



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