The Texas Book Festival has awarded the El Paso Library's Armijo Branch an enhancement grant of $2,500 for new books and materials for the Segundo Barrio library.

Every year public libraries across Texas apply to the Texas Book Festival to receive grant funds and this year the Armijo Branch is the recipient of the grant which will be used to purchase Spanish, Bilingual and English materials for children, teen and adult patrons in Segundo Barrio.

About the Texas Book Festival:

The Texas Book Festival was 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 libraries, youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literary programming. The free festival which is open to the public is held on the grounds of the Texas Capitol each fall and features more than 280 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. Since its founding, the Festival has contributed more than $2.7 million in grants more than 600 Texas public libraries.