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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Library Awarded Texas Book Festival Grant

TXBF Grants

We are honored to announce that we have been selected to receive a grant from the Texas Book Festival to enhance our collection.

After careful examination of our community needs and our current collection, we will be using the grant funds to increase our employment and emotional support resources through a Community Recovery Resources Collection.  Like so many others, our community is dealing with unemployment, uncertainty, and high levels of stress. Books purchased for this collection focus on job skills, computer software training, stress management, and mental well-being.

As a trusted source of information for our community, our goal is to ensure all of our patrons have easy access to current materials that will help educate, entertain, and inspire.


The following are a list of books to be purchased:

Job & Computer Skills:

  • The 2-Hour Job Search
  • Buddha's Office
  • Career Basics
  • Essential Excel 2019
  • Finding Work You Love
  • The HR Career Guide
  • Introduction to Teaching With Zoom
  • Knock 'Em Dead Cover Letters
  • Knock 'em Dead Resumes
  • Knock 'em Dead The Ultimate Job Search Guide
  • Mastering Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Step by Step
  • Microsoft Teams for Dummies
  • Microsoft Word 2019 Step by Step
  • Modernize Your Resume
  • Moving Forward in Mid-Career
  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking
  • Office 2019 in Easy Steps
  • Office All-in-One for Dummies 2019
  • Outlook 2019 for Dummies
  • Resumes for Dummies
  • Ultimate Interview
  • Ultimate Job Search
  • Ultralearning
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? for College
  • When Can You Start?
  • Working from Home

 Mental Well-Being:

  • 10% Happier
  • 100 Ways to Happy
  • The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Panic Attacks
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies
  • Create Your Own Calm
  • Eliminating Stress, Finding Inner Peace
  • Emotionfull
  • Full Catastrophe Living
  • The Game of Life and How to Play It
  • Getting to the Other Side of Grief
  • Going Beyond Mom
  • A Guide to Happiness
  • Healing Self-Injury
  • A Healing Space
  • Keep It Moving
  • The Mind Remedy
  • A Moment for Me
  • Own Your Weird
  • The Path to Self-Love and World Domination
  • The Power of Wow
  • Ptsd/Depression
  • Real Change
  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction
  • Trust Again
  • Understanding and Loving a Person With Depression
  • The Unspeakable Mind
  • What Color Is Your Parachute?
  • Wrestling With Resilience

TXBF_RGB_Color-639x300The Texas Book Festival (TBF) is a nonprofit organization that connects authors and readers through year-round, statewide programs that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. TBF brings authors to Title I elementary schools, awards grants to public libraries, and engages tens of thousands of Texans at the annual Festival and Texas Teen Book Festival. Above all, TBF inspires all Texans to love reading.

Each year, funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival support grants distributed to libraries across Texas the following year. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,211 grants totaling over $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state.

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