Children’s collection growing at Tarleton-Fort Worth’s Texan Hall Library

Texan Hall Library Opens at Tarleton-Fort Worth

Texan Hall Library Opens at Tarleton-Fort Worth

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas—Thanks to generous donations from several groups and individuals, students earning a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction or a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies at Tarleton-Fort Worth now have access to more than a thousand children’s books at the center’s Texan Hall Library.

Access to a high-quality children’s collection helps Tarleton students identify and select appropriate literature of all genres for use in elementary and middle school classrooms. Students use the books to design literature-based lessons.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of the community and thank everyone who’s made a donation to Texan Hall Library,” said Dr. Melissa Becker, professor and coordinator of Tarleton’s Curriculum and Instruction Program. “Having so many books available at our Tarleton-Fort Worth home makes it easier for students to complete class assignments.”

Tarleton-Fort Worth is located in the Hickman Building at 6777 Camp Bowe Blvd., with a new campus planned along the Chisolm Trail Parkway.

The growing children’s literature collection includes Caldecott, Newberry and Coretta Scott King award-winning books. In addition to general children’s literature, the collection includes poetry, history, biographical works and juvenile novels as well as books that promote disability and cultural awareness and help children cope with death, dying and divorce.

Longstanding favorites include Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” and Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” Other books include  “A Year Down Under” by Richard Peck, “A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka and “Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China” by Ed Young.

To donate new or gently-used books to Texan Hall Library, call Tarleton Librarian Lisa Wan at 817-717-3315.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Lisa Wan, Reference and Instruction Librarian
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.