Texas Book Festival

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The Texas Library Association has been a part of the Texas Book Festival since its inception. In fact, Texas librarians were crucial in the establishment of the Festival, and TLA has partnered with the Book Festival in fulfilling the public library grant program, one of the primary reasons for which the Texas Book Festival was established. The library community remains grateful to the TBF for all its support of libraries and literacy and to Mrs. Laura Bush, for her leadership and vision is seeing the TBF realized.

Proceeds from each annual Book Festival are used to award grants to Texas public libraries. There are three different grant programs: book grants, technology grants, and literacy grants. Applications for the grants may typically be submitted from early November through the middle of January the following year. To date, the TBF has awarded more than $2.5 million in funds to Texas libraries.

The Texas Library Association, through its Texas Book Festival Committee, provides public information during the festival to promote literacy and awareness about all types of Texas Libraries. The TBF has also become the venue for TLA's annual announcement of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading List.

Learn more about the Texas Book Festival.

Learn more about TLA's Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Created on Apr 7, 2010 | Last updated January 06, 2014