Announcing Our 2017 Texas Book Festival Library Grant Recipients


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Promoting literacy and strengthening Texas libraries have been primary components of the Texas Book Festival’s mission since our founding in 1995. As of this year, we’ve funded 1,077 collection enhancement grants for more than 600 Texas libraries, for a total of $3 million in awarded grants.

This year, we’re proud to award $100,000 in Texas Library Grants to libraries across the state.

This funding, which comes largely from generous donations made by Festival supporters, enables libraries to share the diversity and breadth of literature with their entire communities.

Strong libraries foster strong communities. We’re grateful for the opportunity to support libraries as they find innovative ways to engage their patrons and encourage literacy in Texas.


This year, we’re honored to give collection enhancement grants to the following Texas libraries:

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


Congratulations to each of these libraries! We look forward to seeing them grow in the coming year.