Texas Center for the Book

Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award

The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Fifth Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, at least one honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500. The award provides public recognition to 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed to addressing […]

Read Across Texas 2021 Titles Now Available to Texans as Free E-Books from E-Read Texas

The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries, community nonprofits, and readers statewide to join in its 2021 reading campaign, Read Across Texas: Recovery. This year, thanks to the E-Read Texas partnership with Biblioboard, access to the e-book versions of We Fed an Island, All of a Sudden and Forever, and Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here will be available to all Texas residents in May and June by visiting www.tsl.texas.gov/readacrosstexasebooks. The TCFB will also host a free, […]

Texas Center for the Book Holds 5th Annual Texas Authors Celebration Online

The Texas Center for the Book has announced that the fifth annual Texas Authors Celebration will take place online on November 5, at 7:30 p.m. The public are invited to attend virtually. This yearly event kicking off the Texas Book Festival features Texas authors in conversation. The 2020 celebration will begin with a door prize drawing and host introductions, the Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award ceremony (made possible by the Texas Library and […]

Applications for 2017 Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award Are Open

  The Texas Center for the Book is seeking non-profit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas, qualifying organizations must be nominated by September 1, 2017. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. This year, a honorable mention recipient will receive a $500 cash award. These awards provide public recognition to 501(c)(3) organizations committed to addressing the continuing […]

2017 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced

  Nine students have won the Texas round of the 2017 Letters About Literature Competition, sponsored in part by the Texas Center for the Book. This national reading and writing program, initiated by the Library of Congress, gives 4th-12th graders a chance to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book has affected their lives. Nationally, close to 40,000 students wrote letters and since 1997 more than a million students […]