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Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $1,000 Literacy Award

2018 July 5
by Kyla Hunt

The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified non-profit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Third Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, an honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500.

While this award promotes partnerships with libraries, please note that library friends organizations, public libraries, school and academic libraries, and other library entities are not eligible for nomination. However, these entities are encouraged to nominate literacy organizations within their local and/or regional communities.

The award provides public recognition to 501(c)(3) organizations committed to addressing the continuing need for literacy services and that increase public awareness of the importance of literacy. To be eligible, the primary purpose of the nominated nonprofit organization must be to support and encourage literacy. Organizations may self-nominate for the award or nominate partner nonprofit organizations.

The nomination period began June 1 and will run through Sept. 1. The 2018 Literacy Award winner will be announced during the Third Annual Texas Author Summit, which will kick off the Texas Book Festival on Oct. 25.

Nomination forms must include one letter of reference and a statement of 500 words or less on the nominated program’s value and impact. Nominators are strongly encouraged to include examples of the nominated organization’s partnerships with libraries, and nominated organizations are encouraged, but not required, to produce a two-minute video that highlights the impact of the nominated programming.

Questions? Contact Rebekah Manley at
512-936-2505 or by email at

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