Foundation / Corporation
Texas Book Festival
Grants of up to $1,500 and grants of up to $2,500 to Texas public libraries to enhance library collections. Funding is intended to assist libraries to share the breadth and diversity of literature with the communities.
Funds can be used for upgrading or increasing book collections, books on CD, e-books, and special collections in support of identifiable community needs. Test prep, SAT/ACT, and reference materials are also included in this grant.
GrantWatch ID#: 168448
E-content collection enhancements will be funded up to $1,500. Collections enhancement grants will be funded up to $2,500.
Texas public libraries may apply for this grant.
Libraries that did not submit timely final reports for past grants will not be considered on the current application cycle.
What Texas Book Fund will not fund:
- Videos (VHS or DVD)
- Equipment for Staff Use
- Music CDs
- Giveaway Books
- Marketing Programs
- Programming materials
- Hardware (reformat)
- Accelerated readers
- Gaming Technology
- Office Supplies
- Televisions or DVD Players
- Hardware for Staff Use
- Specific “Computers for Tots”
Applications will be accepted with postmarks no earlier than December 10, 2018 and no later than January 25, 2019.
Note About E-Content:
E-book subscription services and the individual purchasing of e-books may be funded if the library already has a subscription service and e-readers established. If the library is seeking funding for subscription services and e-books, the library must include details about its current e-readers and subscription services in section 1A of the grant application. As the purpose of the TBF Collection Enhancement grants is to enhance public content through sustainable collections, TBF funds should not be used to initiate e-content subscriptions when no history of ongoing funding is present. The TBF funds can be used to increase demand for e-content supply when the requesting library has a history of sustaining such content through local funding.
District boundary information: https://txla.org/tla-groups/tla-districts/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
No faxed or e-mail applications will be accepted.
Applications may be mailed to:
Texas Book Festival Grants
Texas Library Association
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401
Austin, Texas 78746-6763
Lea Bogner, Outreach Coordinator