Texas Library Grants

About TBF’s Collections Enhancement Grants

Since Texas Book Festival’s founding in 1995, it has been a part of our mission to promote literacy and support Texas libraries. Each year, funds raised during the annual Texas Book Festival Weekend support grants that are distributed to libraries across Texas the following year. To date, the organization has funded 1,402 grants totaling more than $3.5 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state.

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 during Texas Book Festival weekend and from support from our generous donors.

Watch the video below to learn more about Texas Library Grants.


2023 Grant Recipients

Texas Book Festival continues to champion the work of libraries and librarians across Texas and we are excited to announce the recipients for 2023: 41 libraries and nearly $100,000 in collections enhancement grants!

Congratulations 2023 Texas Library Grants recipients:


Allen Memorial Public Library Driscoll Public Library Pilot Point Community Library
Arlington Public Library Ector County Library Davis Library
Balch Springs Library Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library Rio Grande City Public Library
Bastrop Public Library Farmers Branch Manske Library Roberta Bourne Memorial Library
Bedford Public Library Henderson County Library Robertson County Carnegie Library
Benbrook Public Library Valley Ranch Library Rusk County Library
Bertram Library J.R. Huffman Public Library Sachse Public Library
Castroville Public Library Jarrell Community Library Sterling County Public Library
Chambers County Library Judy B. McDonald Public Library TLL Temple Memorial Library
Cleburne Public Library Lillie Russell Memorial Library W. Walworth Harrison Public Library
Cooke County Library Little Elm Public Library Whitehouse Community Library
Corsicana Public Library Longview Public Library Zula B. Wylie Public Library
East Travis Gateway Library District Mesquite Public Library
Dickinson Public Library Nueces County Keach Family Library



2023 Grant Recipients Map

Texas Library Grant recipient map

Don’t see your library on the map?

Change that by applying for a Texas Library Grant! Applications are closed for 2024 but will reopen February of 2025.

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