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AI-13584 2.T.       
Meeting Date: 05/19/2021  
Texas Book Festival Grant Application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Ratify the submission of an application to Texas Book Festival.
The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Texas Book Festival (TBF) began with a simple purpose: to bring authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and literacy. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush (a former librarian and then First Lady of Texas), Mary Margaret Farabee, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the TBF set out to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading, and benefit the state’s public libraries. The first Festival took place in November 1996 and is now one of the nation’s premier annual literary events, featuring 300 authors of the year’s best books and drawing 50,000 book lovers.
The Bishop Branch Library submitted an application in the amount of $2,500.00 to fund an enhancement to our collection of children’s books for grade levels Pre-K to 2nd grade. Books will be purchased on behavior topics like Coping with Anger, Generosity and Sharing, Hard Work, Imagination and Exploring Possibilities, Perseverance and Persistence and Self Control.
There is no cash match for this grant.

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