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Presidio Library awarded grant

The Texas Book Festival has awarded the City of Presidio Library a collections enhancement grant in the amount of $2,500.

Presidio - The Texas Book Festival has awarded the City of Presidio Library a collections enhancement grant in the amount of $2,500.  the grant will be used to purchase children and young adult books to add to the library's collection.

"We are extremely grateful to receive this grant," said Carmen Elguezabal.  Library Director for the City of Presidio Library.  

The funds will enable the library to add more children's books and young adult books to the current limited collection as these areas are most in need of books in the library.

Every year, public libraries across Texas apply to the Texas Book Festival to receive grant funds.  The grants are intended to help initiate or continue innovative literacy and technology programs and to update and increase book collections.  This year, the Festival is distributing grants up to $5,000 to 19 libraries.  Since its founding, the Festival contributed more than 2.5 million in grants over 600 Texas public libraries.

"Our public libraries provide invaluable services that advance the causes of literacy, education and life-long learning.  we are committed to supporting the important work of Texas public libraries," said Lois Kim, Executive Director to the Texas Book Festival.  "We are proud that we can continue to help libraries meet the needs of their community."

The Texas book Festival raises money for the grants from individual, corporate, and foundation sponsorship, the annual Gala, and from books sales at  the annual Festival.  The 2014 Texas Book Festival is scheduled for October 25 and 26 in Austin.

The City of Presidio Library will host a Fall for Reading Open House to display the new books purchased with the Texas Book Festival Grant on Wednesday, October 15, from 4 pm to 6 pm.  the public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.  Come and enjoy the new books as they will be ready to take home and be read.  

For more information, please call the library at (432) 229-3317.  The library is open from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm