Texas Library Grants

About Texas Book Festival Collections Enhancement Grants

Since the 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 support grants that are distributed to libraries across Texas the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,169 grants totaling over $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state. Click here to see past winners.

2020 Application

The 2020 application is now available, and the deadline has been extended to Friday, May 15. Please contact bookfest@texasbookfestival.org with any questions. Download the application as an editable document or PDF.

Applications can also now be submitted via email directly to the Texas Library Association. Please email completed PDF application to wendyw@txla.org.


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.


2019 Texas Book Festival Library Grant Recipients:
41 libraries received more than $100,500 in grant support from the Texas Book Festival this year. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

  • Temple Public Library
  • Cedar Park Public Library
  • Friends of the Round Rock Public Library
  • Polk-Wisdom Library
  • Terrell County General Fund
  • Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library
  • McAllen Public Library
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • Maribelle M. Davis Library
  • City of Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
  • Cockrell Hill Library
  • Lewisville Public Library
  • Hutto Public Library
  • Whitehouse Community Library
  • Corsicana Public Library
  • North Branch Library
  • Marlin Public Library
  • Marathon Public Library
  • R. Huffman Public Library
  • Palestine Public Library
  • Dublin Public Library Board
  • Leon Valley Public Library
  • Garden Ridge Library
  • Pflugerville Public Library
  • Carl and Mary Welhausen Library
  • Denison Public Library
  • Charlotte Public Library
  • Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
  • Grand Saline Public Library
  • Sarah Bain Chandler Public Library
  • El Paso Public Library
  • Judy B. McDonald Public Library
  • Brookshire Pattison Library
  • Friends of the Longview Public Library
  • Leadership Academy Library
  • Whitesboro Public Library
  • Buna Public Library
  • Roberta Bourne Memorial Library
  • Cleburne Public Library