Texas Library Grants

Since the Texas Book Festival’s (TBF) founding in 1995, it has been a part of the TBF’s mission to promote Texas libraries and literacy. Each year, funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival support grants that are distributed the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,044 grants totaling more than $2.7 million to 600+ libraries across Texas. Click here to see past winners.   Applications for the 2015-2016 grant cycle will be posted late November 2015.

 2015 Library Grant Winners

34 libraries received more than $75,000 in grant support from the Texas Book Festival this year. Congratulations!

  1. East Branch Library (Arlington)Leave a Message
  2. Farmers Branch Manske Library
  3. Pilot Point Community Library
  4. Hillsboro City Library
  5. Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station)
  6. Real County Public Library (Leakey)
  7. Maribelle M. Davis Library (Plano)
  8. Nesbitt Memorial Library (Columbus)
  9. Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library (Anahuac)
  10. Main Library Public Library (El Paso)
  11. Jennie Trent Dew Library (Goldthwaite)
  12. Breckenridge Library
  13. Ennis Public Library
  14. River Oaks Public Library
  15. Ysleta Branch Library (El Paso)
  16. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Dallas)
  17. White Rock Hills Branch Library (Dallas)
  18. Lena Armstrong Public Library (Belton)
  19. Livingston Municipal Library
  20. Marshall Public Library
  21. Prosper Community Library
  22. Bertha Voyer Memorial Library (Honey Grove)
  23. Coleman Public Library
  24. Abilene Public Library South Branch
  25. Friench Simpson Memorial Library (Hallettsville)
  26. Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
  27. Southeast Branch Library (Arlington)
  28. Brown Memorial Library (Rosebud)
  29. Hondo Public Library
  30. Blanco County South Library District
  31. El Paso Public Library- Armijo Branch
  32. B. Tullis Branch (New Caney)
  33. Hutchinson County Library (Borger)
  34. Judy B. McDonald Library (Nacogdoches)


In order to expand our statewide impact around book collections, the Texas Book Festival has decided to focus its public library grants on collection requests and will no longer provide technology or literacy initiative grant funding.

TBF Library Grants will be awarded for Collection Enhancement Grants:

  • Collection Enhancement Grants support libraries in replacing worn books and adding new books to the collection. They serve to upgrade or increase book collections, e-books, books on CD, and special collections in support of community needs. Collection Enhancement Grants are funded up to $2500. Requests for e-content will be awarded up to $1,500.

TBF raises funds to support these libraries through a variety of programs, events, and fundraising channels, including individual, corporate, and foundation grants and support.


The Texas Book Festival awards grants to support collection enhancement for Texas public libraries. This funding enables libraries to share the diversity and breadth of literature with their entire communities.

How to Apply

Library Grant Applications for the 2014-2015 grant cycle are now closed.  Grants for the 2015-2016 cycle will be available in late November of 2015. 

2014 Library Grant Winners:

  • Alpine Public Library
  • City of Presidio Library
  • Comfort Public Library
  • Dallas West Branch, Dallas Public Library
  • Dublin Public Library
  • East Branch Library, Arlington Public Library System
  • Elgin Public Library
  • Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
  • George Washington Carver Branch Library, Austin Public Library
  • Kirbyville Public Library
  • Lakehills Area Library
  • Leander Public Library
  • Live Oak County Library, George West
  • Mesquite Public Library
  • Olton Area Library
  • Schleicher County Public Library
  • Sterling County Public Library
  • Tyler Public Library
  • Winters Public Library