The Bookshelf, Young Texas Reader, Blog Notes, & Texana Youtube Channel

The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Waskom, Elmo, and Tocker

The Marshall News Messenger, a fine pine tree based product that I formerly threw at (excuse me) to many homes in my early career in publishing, carries a warm story that actually carries a bit of Texana inadvertantly.
Library receives grant for an Elmo projector
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
"The Waskom Public Library recently received a grant from the Tocker Foundation to fund an Elmo projector that projects book pages onto the TV, digital camera and printer as well as books to add to the collection.
Based in Austin, the purpose of the Tocker Foundation is to distribute funds principally for the support, encouragement and assistance to small rural libraries in Texas."
Read more about it at
Notice in the photo, the adult is Texas dressed and using a Texas book.  Never too young to introduce kids to their broader community.
Oh, and the Tocker Foundation is a wonderful crew - grants to small libraries just like Waskom.  Check them out.


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