About TBF’s Collections Enhancement Grants
Since Texas Book Festival’s founding in 1995, it has been a part of our organization’s mission to promote literacy and support Texas libraries. Each year, funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival weekend support grants that are distributed to libraries across Texas the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,305 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
Don’t see your library on the map?
Stay tuned for next year’s application opening February 1, 2024
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