TLA Awards Over $100,000 in Disaster Relief Grants

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The Texas Library Association (TLA) announced that $102,600 from the organization’s Disaster Relief Fund will be awarded to 25 libraries impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000 and can be used for technology, facility repair, collections, furnishings, or other needs related to storm damage. Academic, public, school and special libraries were eligible to receive assistance.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous support received from across the state and around the country,” said Elizabeth Hensley (Aldine ISD), TLA Disaster Relief Committee chair. “The library community’s generosity made these grants possible, and while the need is great, we are pleased to be able to help our fellow librarians in this way.”

As of October 31, more than $160,130 has been donated to the TLA Disaster Relief Fund by 1100 individuals, organizations and corporations. TLA continues to accept donations which will be used to fund future grants.

2017 TLA Disaster Relief Grant Recipients

A.C. Blunt Middle School, Aransas Pass ISD

Beth Yeshurun Library, Houston

Brookside Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston ISD

Henderson Middle School, Hardin-Jefferson ISD

Hull-Daisetta Elementary School, Hull-Daisetta ISD

Ingleside Public Library, City of Ingleside

Kendall Neighborhood Library, Houston Public Library System

Kingwood Campus Library, Lone Star College

Kingwood High School, Humble ISD

La Marque Middle School, Texas City ISD

Lakewood Neighborhood Library, Houston Public Library System

Lemm Elementary School, Klein ISD

Little Cypress Elementary School, Little Cypress – Mauriceville CISD

Lutheran South Academy, Lutheran Education Association of Houston

Mauriceville Elementary School, Little Cypress – Mauriceville CISD

Mauriceville Middle School, Little Cypress – Mauriceville CISD

Orangefield Elementary School, Orangefield ISD

Orangefield High School, Orangefield ISD

Port Arthur Public Library, City of Port Arthur

Pre-AP English Classroom Library, Hardin-Jefferson ISD

Rodolfo Torres Elementary, Victoria ISD

William F. White, Jr. Library, Del Mar College

William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library, City of Port Aransas

YES Prep North Central Campus, YES Prep Public Schools


About the Texas Library Association

TLA is the largest state library association in the United States with more than 6,500 members who work in public, school, academic, and special libraries and who support educational institutions. TLA offers a wide range of services, including advocacy, continuing education, research, and public relations. The 2018 Annual Conference is April 3-6 in Dallas. For more information, visit or call 512-328-1518.

Created on Nov 7, 2017 | Last updated November 07, 2017