The City of Rio Grande City Public Library was recently awarded a Collections Improvement Grant from the Texas Book Festival. The $2500 grant will establish the creation of the new Rio Grande Valley Borderlands Collection which is the first special collection devoted purely to the Rio Grande Valley’s history and culture. This collection will only be available to the public at the RGC Public Library.
“We are proud to announce that our very own Rio Grande City Public Library was recently awarded a Collections Improvement Grant from the Texas Book Festival,” declared RGC Library Director Norma Fultz. “Our library was one of 40 public libraries in the state of Texas selected for this honor, and the only library in the Rio Grande Valley to win this award. The new Rio Grande Valley Borderlands Collection includes over 100 new books that explore the history and heritage of the people of the Rio Grande Valley.”
“On behalf of the City Commission of Rio Grande City, we would like to congratulate RGC Public Library Director, Norma Fultz, and her amazing library staff for this incredible distinction,” declared Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal.
According to its official website, Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The first Festival took place in November 1996 and is now one of the nation’s premier annual literary events, featuring 300 authors of the year’s best books and drawing 50,000 book lovers.