Show your support of Texas public libraries wherever you drive!
Show your support of public libraries by purchasing the Texas Reads specialty license plate. Proceeds fund grants for reading programs in Texas public libraries. See the Texas Reads grants section on our library grants page for guidelines and additional information.
Illiteracy is still a major problem in Texas. Texas libraries and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission are fighting illiteracy through outreach, tutoring, ESL and GED courses, and other programs that reach the entire community. Help our libraries improve literacy and spread the joy of reading among Texans. When you buy a Texas Reads license plate, the majority of the fee goes into the Texas Reads grants account.
Click on the Texas Reads plate on the Texas DMV website then click the order button and follow their instructions. Order your plates today!
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission manages this fund by authorization of House Bill 1227, introduced by Representative Jesse Jones in the 76th Legislature to "make grants from it to fund programs to promote reading provided by public libraries." Many thanks to The Tocker Foundation for providing the initial start-up fee to start the production of the new plates and to the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas for providing valuable assistance.