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Join the Friends of the Library in a celebration of reading & writing by participating in the West Texas Book Festival.  Below you will find information regarding this year's planned activities, the majority of which are FREE to attend.

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Featured Authors
Liz Garton Scanlon
Festival Events
43 Guests Buying Books 2
Past Galleries
30 Tammi Sauer with Jackson Library Associate Dressed as Mary from the Author's Book.
A.C. Greene Award

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ABOUT THE WEST TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
The West Texas Book Festival began in 2001 and has been sponsored by the Friends of the Library throughout its existence.  During its inaugural year, the festival was chaired by Glenn Dromgoole and Jane Jones, the former of whom would continue to chair the festival for the next 17 years.  Having stepped down from being the chair, the festival continues as a means of offering the community with a great connection to a love of books and authors.

2019 Book Festival Chair is Sandy Lowe
Special thanks for helping to organize another wonderful year of literary events for the community to enjoy.

Along with other great city celebrations of literature and illustrations, the book festival would help to keep Abilene as being one of the Top 10 Texas Bookish Destinations as stated by The Lone Star Literary Life.  Abilene is a community that values literature, and we're excited to be able to contribute to that appreciation.

GOALS OF THE FESTIVAL
Attract & recognize authors, publishers, and readers, from around Texas.
Highlight the importance of reading and literacy throughout the community.
Recognize local and area authors.
Promote Abilene as a tourist destination.
Raise funds to benefit the Abilene Public Library.
Increase Awareness and support for library programs.


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202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
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