Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book has announced that the Teen Bookfest by the Bay is the recipient of the seventh annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. This $2,000 award honors a qualified 501(c)(3) organization that has made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas and is modeled on the Library of Congress’ annual literacy awards. View a video about this year’s winner.
Funded by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, Inc., the 2022 Literacy Awards also include two honorable mentions, awarded to Inside Books Project and Readers 2 Leaders.
“We were delighted to receive nominations from across the state in the seventh year of this Texas award. The purpose of this award is to highlight a winning organization, while promoting a greater appreciation and awareness of literacy efforts statewide,” said Texas Center for the Book Coordinator Rebekah Manley.
Honorable mention award recipients Inside Books Project in Austin and Readers 2 Leaders in Dallas will each receive an award of $500 in recognition of their efforts to promote reading and combat illiteracy.
“We are very honored and excited to receive this award,” said Ana Lisa Lawhon, Teen Bookfest by the Bay President. “This will enable us to continue connecting published authors with teens in the Coastal Bend area.”
Established in 1987, the Texas Center for the Book seeks to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries. The Center builds partnerships with library professionals, educators, authors, publishers and booksellers who provide support to our shared mission of promoting a love of literature throughout the Lone Star State. The Texas Center for the Book is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at the Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.