Texas Library Grants


Since the Texas Book Festival’s founding in 1995, it has been a part of the mission to promote literacy and Texas libraries. Each year, funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival support grants that are distributed the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,121 grants totaling nearly $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state. Click here to see past winners.


Applications are closed for 2018. Winners will be announced the first week of April.


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.

2017 Library Grant Winners

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


Abilene Public Library, Mockingbird Branch
Amarillo Public Library
Aransas County Public Library
Arlington Public Library-Southeast Branch Library
Balch Springs Library-Learning Center
Betty Foster Public Library
Carl and Mary Welhausen Library
Castroville Public Library
Chico Public Library
City of Hutto Public Library
Clute Library
Converse Public Library
Cooke County Library
Davis Library
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memoral Library
Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
East Bernard Branch Library
El Progreso Memorial Library
Electra Public Library
Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library
Gaines County Library
Grapevine Public Library
Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

Jonestown Community Library
Judy B. McDonald Public Library
Krum Public Library
Lake Dallas Public Library
Leon Valley Public Library
Little Elm Public Library
Llano County Library System
Longview Public Library
Martin Luther King Jr Library
Medina Community Library
Natalia Veteran’s Memorial Library
Patrick Heath Public Library
Pearland Library
Reeves County Library
Richland Hills Public Library
Salado Public Library
South Waco Library
Tatum Public Library
Taylor Public Library
West Public Library
Wolfe City Public Library