Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2013

Texas Reads Grants: recipients | program information
Impact Grants: recipients | program information
TexTreasures Grants: recipients | program information
Library Cooperation Grants: recipients | program information
Special Projects Grants: recipients | program information

see also: FY2014 | FY2013 |  FY2012 | FY2011 | FY2010 | FY2009 | FY2003 | FY2002 | FY2001

Texas Reads Grants — FY 2013

Allen Public Library, $3,000
Allen Reads is a one-book program designed for the whole town to participate in. It will include one adult book and two “companion books” on a related theme for the younger audiences.

Alpine Public Library, $3,000
Alpine will expand its English as a Second Language program through its outreach services to the southern portions of Brewster County, where alternative library services are limited.

Bryan+College Station Public Library System, $2,690
The Mounce Public Library, a branch of the BCS library system, will provide adult literacy and ESL classes through collaboration with the school district’s Migrant/ Bilingual Education program and the Adult Learning Center of Region VI, and other community organizations.

Converse Public Library, $2,000
The library will develop a computer platform for a teen Books for You Computer Club (B4UCC) and hold the children’s summer reading program in 2013.

Cross Plains Public Library, $1,766
This book- to-movie program is geared to three levels: children, teens, and adults. This grant would allow the library to provide 18 events in the program year.

Dallas Public Library, $3,000
The grant will support the Mayor's Summer Reading Program for 2013.

Irving Public Library, $3,000
The library will host a Beneath the Surface, Young Adult Author Festival during the Texas Teens Read 2013 initiative. The event will feature two programs to motivate teen to read —a teens only meet-and-greet-the-authors party and a moderated panel discussion and author signing for all ages.

Johnson City Library, $1,500
To help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, the library is planning several “one community, one book” events around the author’s “Bleak House.”

Longview Public Library, $3,000
Longview will host programs for author/ illustrator Nick Bruel, of “Bad Kitty” fame, to give children of all ages an opportunity to meet him during 4 different programs.

Muleshoe Area Public Library, $732
Muleshoe will expand its youth reading programs to include activities during Spring Break 2013.

Rockwall County Library, $3,000
Reading for Adults is an adult and family literacy program that seeks to provide literacy level tutoring in English as a Second Language, GED test preparation, and US citizenship test preparation to equip low literacy adults with the skills that will help them become independent and contributing members of the community.

Sam Fore Jr Wilson County Public Library, $2,987
Wilson County Reads is a “One Book One Community” project that hopes to encourage multigenerational book discussions around the book "To the Gates of the Alamo" by Stephen Harrigan.

Stephens Central Library, $3,000
Got Stories? They do a body good!!! is intended to inspire as many children as possible to read through storytelling by way of theater, music, puppets, mime, dance, oral traditions, and the chance to tell their own stories. The program will also offer a free workshop for teachers, childcare workers, and those studying these professions to enhance their skills in teaching and inspiring future readers.

Wells Branch Community Library, $3,000
The Books & Babies program is a weekly early literacy program for infants and toddlers in the Wells Branch Community. This program will use materials from the Born to Read program to educate parents and their children in building pre-reading skills.

West Public Library, $1,260
West’s Connecting the Dots: Book Sets for Rural Book Clubs will provide 12 different, same- titled paperback book sets containing ten books each to be circulated among four McLennan County rural libraries — West, Moody, Mart and McGregor — during the course of a year.

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Impact Grants — FY 2013

Allen Public Library, $1,960
The Adult Services staff will provide mobile devices for staff to carry to access the library website, patron records, or the Internet on the spot, thus providing immediate service to patrons when walking the library wings.

Arlington Public Library System, $8,640
Arlington will provide a Books for Babies program to encourage new parents to help their children develop early literacy skills through their Arlington Reads literacy service.

Bastrop Public Library, $10,000
The BEAR (Books & Enthusiasm Achieve Results) program addresses the decrease in the number of preschoolers coming to the library for story time and the resulting decrease in exposure to literature at an early age. Programs will be presented at Head Start and day care centers to model the best practices and workshops based on Ready to Read principles.

Bedford Public Library, $10,000
Bedford will enhance services by creating computer classes geared specifically for job seekers and purchasing equipment for those classes.

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, $5,000
The library will provide an e-reader "school" patrons can learn about the many options available, test-drive the readers, and make an educated decision on purchasing their own. E-readers will be available for use in the library or by check out.

Bryan+College Station Public Library System, $10,000
The library system will expand the e-book collection to provide better access to e-content for Brazos County residents.

Bullard Community Library, $9,975
The library will add a dedicated e-book training and download station.

Burleson Public Library, $10,000
Burleson will purchase equipment to enhance and expand an on- going “computer skills training” series of classes offered for individuals who have no computer skills or limited computer skills.

Carrollton Public Library, $9,230
Carrollton will provide computer classes for adults.

Cedar Park Public Library, $10,000
The library will acquire digital content and e-readers, and create training and support materials and programs on digital content formats and personal digital devices for library patrons.

Cross Plains Public Library, $2,662
The library will offer LAP and LAPsit programs to enrich children’s lives and offer educational fun.

Dallas Public Library, $10,000
Dallas will transition to the recently released Every Child Ready to Read 2.0 (ECRR) program and install 10 ECRR learning centers in various branch libraries.

Dawson County Public Library, $10,000
The Tekkie Training program will expand to include classes to help patrons learn how to use e-books and e-book readers.

Deer Park Public Library, $9,550
Deer Park will improve its existing computer curriculum and greatly expand its class offerings and class size by purchasing computers for its new technology lab.

Dickinson Public Library, $4,000
Dickinson will join the Piney Woods Digital Media Consortium which will allow them to begin offering patrons free downloadable electronic information/materials.

Eula & David Wintermann Library, $10,000
The library will conduct computer classes for patrons who have never had the opportunity to use a computer or have not had consistent access to a computer.

Fort Bend County Libraries, $9,986
Fort Bend will promote e-readers to youth (10 and under) for the first time in the county.

Groves Public Library, $6,500

The “E- Books and More” program will introduce e-books and e-readers to library users and potential users throughout the Groves community.

Harris County Public Library, $9,358
Read, Create, Educate will allow the library to host a pilot project at the Northwest Branch Library to integrate new e-reader and tablet technologies across library programming, from early literacy to senior activities.

Hutchinson County Library, $3,000
The e-book program will allow each library in the Hutchinson County Library System to have e-book readers to show patrons how to use them and purchase e-content.

Johnson City Library, $5,900
Johnson City wants to increase staff knowledge of and patron access to e-book technology and content

Lake Cities Library, $10,000
The library will incorporate databases, materials, and workshops into their literacy programs for children.

Lone Oak Area Public Library, $10,000
Lone Oak will join the Northeast Consortium of Libraries to expand their library collection to include e-books.

Lone Star College System, $10,000
The college library will build an electronic library using patron-driven acquisition.

North Texas Library Partners, $10,000
This project will equip each of nine libraries with a collection of e-readers and tablet computers to train patrons on e-reader technology at those libraries.

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library, $10,000
The Small Business Resource Center and Computer Lab will expand its adult and small business computer classes to include QuickBooks software and hire contract instructors for the Microsoft and small business classes.

Rockwall County Library, $7,362
The Digital Literacy Project will teach staff and the public how to use e-books and audio books, as well as e-book readers to access the library's electronic book collections.

Smithville Public Library, $10,000
A collaborative effort between the Smithville Public Library, the Smithville Community Network, and Technology for All will bring tablet technology to the community and train patrons in the use of these tools.

Taylor Public Library, $10,000
With the purchase of new laptops, Taylor Public Library will offer a series of classes to address the needs of area residents who lack necessary computer skills to seek out, apply for, and obtain work or access online resources to improve their economic situations.

Texas State Technical College-Harlingen, $10,000
The proposed project will provide increased access to electronic materials and enhance the information literacy of more than 7,000 students attending 10 unique institutions, representing at least four counties in Texas.

The Colony Public Library, $9,137
This project will support and improve the impact of the current early literacy outreach program, Every Child Ready to Read, and allow for expansion to children in day care centers.

University of North Texas, $9,997
The UNT Libraries will purchase e-book readers that can be circulated to students who wish to use digital textbooks, but cannot afford to purchase e-readers.

Weatherford College, $10,000
The college will purchase iPads for the library and train the librarians to offer classes on e-books to faculty and students; the library will also purchase laptops for classroom use.

Wells Branch Community Library, $6,200
The library wishes to improve its existing digital material collection (e-books).

Yoakum County Library, $2,250
The Yoakum County Library will purchase a computer, printer, webcam, desk, and chair that will be dedicated to providing training and up- to-date tools for people seeking employment and those doing distance learning in this rural community.

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TexTreasures Grants — FY 2013

Arlington Public Library System, $8,344
This project will allow the Arlington Public Library to oversee the digitization of a significant WWII collection of artifacts, text, and photos at the Arlington Historical Society and make it available online.

Fort Worth Library, $20,000
The Fort Worth Library's Local History, Archives, and Genealogy unit will convert microfilm and microfiche collections to digital formats in order to provide access to those materials through the Fort Worth Library Digital Archives website. Collections to be digitized include, but are not limited to, a collection from the United Confederate Veterans Robert E. Lee Camp; a Texas Centennial Scrapbook; and local African American newspapers.

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, $19,050
The Center will help preserve, catalog, and improve access to an extensive collection of works by the Dallas artist, Frank Reaugh (1860-1945).

Lamar State College-Orange, $20,000
In its goal to digitize and publish close to a century’s worth of valuable historical newspapers, from 1886 to 12/1984, Lamar State College-Orange, with cooperation from The Orange Leader and The Orange Public Library, will digitize old microfilm of the Orange Leader to which there is no electronic access.

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library, $24,999
The public libraries in Wylie and Sachse are partnering to digitize "The Sachse Sentinel" and the sister papers the “Wylie News” and the “Sachse News.” These papers are the only resource for historical information for this community from 1948 to present. They seek to digitize 30 years of the collection from 1948-1978 with this grant.

Southern Methodist University, $20,000
Southern Methodist University will digitize and annotate 1,000 prints and negatives depicting Texas oil-related companies from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection (ca. 1936-1970).

Texas Southern University, $20,000
The Barbara C. Jordan Archives will process and digitize 100 cubic feet (50 boxes) of the legislative papers of Rep. Barbara Jordan.

University of North Texas, $21,945
The partners for this project will digitize and place online over 11,000 pages from the Dallas Municipal Archives and Sixth Floor Museum  that will augment existing materials already being prepared for the 50th anniversary remembrance of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Library Cooperation Grants — FY 2013

Arlington Public Library System, $42,543
Arlington will continue its resource sharing with Mansfield, and expand service to Grand Prairie and Kennedale.

Bell/Whittington Public Library, $23,000
The Ingleside Public Library and the Bell/Whittington Public Library in Portland, Texas, will provide technology training to senior citizens.

Central Texas Library System, $72,152
Science Rocks On! will open the door to science and technology careers to 3rd through 7th graders through high-energy, hands-on science and math programs at 25 public libraries in summer 2013.

Houston Community College System, $75,000
Houston Community College-Southeast will work with the Ripley House Community Center to assist East End area residents to learn and access technology-based library resources in order to help them in achieving their economic, educational, and personal goals.

North Texas Library Partners, $75,000
NTLP will develop an e-book distribution platform through which participating libraries can acquire rights to e-books on behalf of library users.

Texas A&M University-Commerce, $57,724
LEOtrain: Librarians Educating Others will apply the knowledge and expertise of TAMU-C library professionals to meet the technology training needs of small Northeast Texas rural public libraries.

Weatherford Public Library, $41,138
The goal of the Preserving and Expanding Access to Culture and History (PEACH) project is to preserve documents and artifacts from several libraries, museums, and historical societies in Parker County by digitization and then providing access to the digital content via the World Wide Web.

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Special Projects Grants — FY 2013

A Circle of 10, Inc. - Gateway to Libraries, $75,000
This regional library initiative will continue the English as a Second Language classes and implement new General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation classes for 250 adults living in rural East Texas.

Arlington Public Library System, $47,081
Arlington will establish a community library at Morton Elementary School and provide for the mobile technology bus to visit local school district family literacy programs and multi- family complexes.

Balch Springs Library-Learning Center, $6,870
The library will purchase Tutor.com to provide online tutoring services to Hispanic children in the community.

Dallas Public Library, $69,525
The library will expand its Emerging Readers program from 10 elementary schools to 20 and reach 600 families.

El Paso Community College, $42,459
The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library will enhance and expand an Interactive Technology and Family Literacy Program for young children and their parents.

Georgetown Public Library, $75,000
The Georgetown Public Library will continue operating its bookmobile on a weekly basis to provide library materials to seniors and residents with disabilities or limited transportation.

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library, $4,830
The Smith Library will expand its partnership with the police department to support the Wylie Youth Enrichment Program, a two-week summer program for at-risk youth.

Schulenburg Public Library, $75,000
Partnering with Blinn College (Schulenburg) Technology Opportunities for Progress in Schulenburg (TOPS) will provide technology resources and free access to computer literacy and educational classes for residents of Schulenburg.

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