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Apply For a J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Awards Grant Now

2014 September 3
by Katherine Adelberg

book stack imageSmall public libraries, apply for your J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award grant now! The funding targets eligible public libraries serving populations under 20,000, who can apply for cash grants to purchase books. Applications for the 2015 awards must be received before December 17, 2014.

To be eligible, a library must: serve a population of 20,000 or less, be legally established, and be open for service at least 20 hours per week. Award amounts vary depending upon the net income of the Trust but as an example, in 2013, there were four awards of $8,000 each.

Announcement of the awards is made at the annual meeting of the Texas Library Association, and will be held in Austin April 15, 2015. The grant application process is simple – get full eligibility details and information about how to apply here.

Contact James B. Stewart, Chairman of the J. Frank Dobie Library Trust, by email at with your questions about this great opportunity.

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  1. September 3, 2014

    I would like information on applying for the J. Frank Dobie Library trust award please.
    Thanks, Linda

  2. Thea Blair permalink
    September 8, 2014

    Hi Linda. As noted in the blog post, you can find details about applying for the award at And if you have questions about the application process, contact James Stewart of the Trust at

    Thea Blair
    Manager, Continuing Education and Consulting
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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