City library receives grant just one of 44 in Texas

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The Kennedale City Library has been notified that it is a recipient of a $2,064.16 grant from the Texas Book Festival. {{more:[Read more]}}
Kennedale is one of 44 libraries across the State of Texas to receive grant funds. The total amount given for the 2015-16 year was $100,130. Award amounts ranged from $670.00 to $2,500.00.
helps libraries meet their needs …
The TBF?s Texas Library Grants support collection enhancement to help public libraries meet the needs of their communities.
?It is very rewarding to see how impactful each grant is, especially in libraries with little to no collections budgets,? says Lois Kim, the Texas Book Festival?s executive director. ?Whether the library needs more large-print books, Spanish language materials for bilingual families, or young adult literature, Texas librarians, who are incredible champions for their communities, will now be able to add vital new books to their shelves. We are proud to be able to help libraries share new materials with their patrons.?
Since its founding in 1995, part of the Texas Book Festival?s mission has been to promote Texas libraries and literacy. Each year, proceeds raised at the annual Festival through book sales and individual, corporate, and foundation sponsorships fund the Festival?s Texas Library Grants. More than $2.8 million has been awarded to more than 600 libraries across Texas.
About the Texas Book Festival:
The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by first lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a group of volunteers, the nonprofit Texas Book Festival promotes the joys of reading and writing through its annual Festival Weekend, the one-day Texas Teen Book Festival, the Reading Rock Stars program, grants to Texas public libraries, youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literary programming. The Festival is held in and around the Texas State Capitol each fall and features more than 250 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children?s activities. The 2016 Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place on November 5 and 6, and the 2016 Texas Teen Book Festival will be held on October 1. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and 1,000 volunteers, the Festival remains free and open to the public. Visit for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #txbookfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.

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