#PBWW 2016 Texas Literacy Project of the Year

Texas Center For The Book - Agency Overview

Established in 1987 the Texas Center for the Book, a project of the Texas State Archive and Library Commission, 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.


Letters About Literature - Program Overview

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest.

Little Free Library - Program Overview

On March 10, 2016, Little Free Library announced the donation of 1000 Little Free Libraries for the Lone Star State by Robert J. Hoffman, a real estate developer who grew up in El Paso. Little Free Library is working with the Texas Center for the Book for distribution and placement of the Libraries in rural communities and elsewhere throughout the state.