The Ector County Library was recently awarded a Collections Enhancement grant from the Texas Book Festival. The grant will be used to purchase audiobooks for future summer programming efforts, a press release said.
Founded in 1995 by former First Lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the Texas Book Festival is a beacon for literary enthusiasts, bringing authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and culture. The festival is not only a platform for connecting authors with their readers, but also a passionate advocate for literacy and education. Over the years, it has donated more than $3 million to public libraries in Texas and provided over 150,000 books to Title 1 schools.