Grant provides more Spanish and bilingual books for all in El Paso, Texas public library

The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Armijo Branch of the El Paso Public Library system a collections enhancement grant of $2,500.00. The funds will be used to purchase Spanish, Bilingual and English materials for children, teen and adult patrons.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this grant,” said Dionne Mack, Library Director. “The funds will enable us to enhance the Spanish and Bilingual Children’s, Young Adult and Adult collections at the Armijo Branch Library, which benefits all of the library patrons of the Segundo Barrio.”

Every year public libraries across Texas apply to the Texas Book Festival to receive grant funds. The grants are intended to update and increase book collections. This year, the Festival is distributing grants up to $2,500 to 34 libraries. Since its founding, the Festival has contributed more than $2.7 million in grants more than 600 Texas public libraries.

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