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 1,305 grants totaling over $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state.

Purpose

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.

2022 Grant Cycle

Save the date! 2022-23 grant cycle opens on February 1, 2022. We encourage all Texas public  libraries to apply and reach out to us with questions. More information coming soon! 

2021 Grant Cycle

The 2021 grant cycle is now closed. Texas Book Festival continues to champion the work of libraries and librarians across Texas and we are so happy to announce this year’s recipients: 53 libraries for a total of $125,500!  We feel very proud to support the equity in literacy efforts of our Texas libraries.

Congratulations 2021-22 Texas Library Grants recipients:

  • Jeff Davis County Library
  • Nueces County Public Library
  • Irving Public Library
  • Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
  • Sammy Brown Library- Panola County
  • Van Alstyne Public Library
  • Silsbee Public Library
  • Florence Public Library
  • Allen Public Library
  • Cozby Library & Community Commons
  • Flower Mound Public Library
  • Marathon Public Library
  • Richardson Public Library
  • Round Rock Public Library
  • Sherman Public Library
  • Whitehouse Community Library
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Temple Public Library
  • Bertram Library
  • Cleburne Public Library
  • Pflugerville Public Library
  • Balch Springs Library- Learning Center
  • Brownsville Public Library -Southmost Branch
  • Denison Public Library
  • Haltom City Library
  • Marble Falls Public Library
  • Patrick Heath Public Library
  • Bonham Public Library
  • Dallas Public Library
  • Lago Vista Public Library
  • Longview Public Library
  • Roberta Bourne Memorial Library
  • Presidio Public Library
  • Hondo Public Library
  • Tahoka Library
  • Grapevine Public Library
  • Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
  • Converse Public Library
  • Eagle Pass Public Library
  • Midland County Public Library
  • Rhome Community Library
  • Walworth Harrison Public Library
  • Whitesboro Public Library
  • Judy B. McDonald Public Library
  • Mesquite Public Library
  • T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library
  • Dr. Hector Garcia Memorial Library
  • El Paso Public Library
  • Corsicana Public Library
  • East Travis Gateway Library
  • Dickens County Spur Public Library
  • Lytle Public Library
  • Terrell County Public Library

2020 Grant Cycle

The 2020-21 grant cycle is closed. Libraries that received a 2020 grant and have any questions or concerns should email Lucy Vélez, School & Community Programs Coordinator to lucy@texasbookfestival.org.