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 1,211 grants totaling over $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state.

2021 Grant Cycle

The 2021 grant cycle is now closed.

2020 Grant Cycle

The 2020 application is closed. Libraries that received a 2020 grant should submit their final report by Monday, March 1, 2021. Download the final report here!


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.

2020 Texas Book Festival Library Grant Recipients: 42 libraries received $100,000 in grant support from the Texas Book Festival this year. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

  • North Richland Hills Public Library
  • Riter C. Hulsey Public Library
  • Hewitt Public Library
  • Joe Barnhart Bee County Library
  • Nicholas P. Sims Library
  • Eastland Centennial Library
  • Hurst Public Library
  • Mitchell County Public Library
  • Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
  • Nicholson Memorial Library
  • Howard County Library
  • Plano Public Library
  • Elgin Public Library
  • Jarrell Community Library
  • Laguna Vista Public Library
  • Nueces County Public Library
  • Round Rock Public Library
  • Azle Memorial Library
  • Corsicana Public Library
  • Nesbitt Memorial Library
  • Pflugerville Public Library
  • Schulenburg Public Library
  • Alpine Public Library
  • Henderson County Library
  • Whitehouse Community Library
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Dickinson Public Library
  • Cleburne Public Library
  • Cozby Library and Community Commons
  • Jennie Trent Dew Library
  • Bandera County Public Library
  • Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
  • Mesquite Public Library
  • Emily Fowler Library
  • Hillsboro City Library
  • Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library
  • Blanco County Library
  • Jackson County Memorial Library
  • Haltom City Public Library
  • J.R. Huffman Public Library
  • Sherman Public Library
  • Little Elm Public Library