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City of Abilene - Highlights

Posted on: December 18, 2019

Welcome to the Storybook Capital of America!

Graphic design image of logo for Storybook Capital of America

In 2015, the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas for its efforts to celebrate literary works for children. Since then, the Storybook Capital’s draw has expanded across America.

The Children's Art and Literacy Festival, also known as CALF, brings people from multiple states each year, and the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) exhibits tour across the nation. To recognize the growing appeal of the Storybook Capital, the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council in partnership with the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau decided in 2018 to trademark the term “Storybook Capital of America” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Take a closer look at all the Storybook Capital of America has to offer, and how Abilene has earned this special designation at!

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