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 1,088 grants totaling more than $2.8 million to 600+ libraries across Texas. Click here to see past winners.


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. Funding comes from book sales at the Texas Book Festival and other generous donors.

Library Collection Enhancement grants are closed and will reopen in late November 2016. 


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44 libraries received more than $100,000 in grant support from the Texas Book Festival this year. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

  1. Alpine Public Library
  2. Azle Memorial Library
  3. Bee Cave Public Library
  4. Benbrook Public Library
  5. Blanco County South Library
  6. Bonham Public Library
  7. Brownwood Public Library
  8. Carl and Mary Welhausen Library
  9. Chambers County Library
  10. City of Wolfforth Library
  11. Clara B. Mounce Public Library
  12. Cleburne Public Library
  13. Cockrell Hill Public Library
  14. Crowley Public Library
  15. Denton Public Library- South Branch
  16. Dublin Public Library
  17. Elgin Public Library
  18. El Paso Public Library Main Branch
  19. Farmers Branch Manske Library
  20. Georgetown Public Library
  21. Gunter Library and Museum
  22. Hondo Public Library
  23. Hutto Public Library
  24. Justin Community Library
  25. Kennedale Public Library
  26. Kyle Public Library
  27. Lake Travis Community Library
  28. Lakehills Area Library
  29. Liberty Hill Public Library District
  30. Live Oak County Library, Three Rivers Branch
  31. Marion ISD Community Library
  32. Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library
  33. Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library
  34. Natalia Veteran’s Memorial Library
  35. Real County Public Library-Leakey
  36. Rhome Public Library
  37. Sam & Carmena Goss Memorial Branch Library
  38. Sam Fore, Jr. Public Library
  39. L.L Temple Memorial Library & Archives
  40. Unger Memorial Library
  41. Walworth Harrison Public Library
  42. Waller County Library
  43. Whitehouse Community Library
  44. Whitesboro Public Library


2015 Library Grant Winners

34 libraries received more than $75,000 in grant support from the Texas Book Festival in 2015.

  1. East Branch Library (Arlington)
  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)