• Mayor’s Book Club

    Mayor’s Book Club The Mayor’s Book Club is an annual citywide reading campaign that provides a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books. The program’s goal is to deepen our collective appreciation of literature, to increase the visibility of the Austin Public Library, and to promote the Library’s value to the entire community. Each year, […]

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  • Badgerdog Book Crush

    Each summer, we invite young readers to explore a well-crafted novel, play around in its pages, and develop creative work in response to what we read. The Book Crush fosters close reading skills, creative reading approaches, critical thinking, and ingenuity! Stay tuned for summer programs, or schedule a Book Crush for your school classroom by […]

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  • New Central Library

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGFZHcUapGw The Library Foundation Enhancement Campaign In November 2006, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved Bond Proposition 6 to build the New Central Library. In December 2010, Austin City Council approved a $120 million funding plan for the New Central Library’s construction budget.  Because bond funds could only be used to underwrite construction costs, The Library Foundation […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions How can I join your mailing list? Keep up with APLFF’s news by subscribing to our e-Newsletter.  How can I make a donation? There are several ways to can donate to APLFF to support its mission.   To make a donation, click here. For information on corporate, foundation, or planned giving please contact Development Coordinator […]

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  • Workshops Gallery

    Workshops School Workshops Posted by user on April 3, 2017 Each year, Badgerdog sends professional writers into classrooms across Central Texas, where they inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing. Continue reading Youth Workshops Posted by user on March 29, 2017 Unsure about how to begin your college application essay? Or if […]

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  • Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader Raise a Reader emphasizes the invaluable assistance the public library can provide in promoting early literacy and good reading habits at a young age. Through St. David’s hospital and local birthing centers, Raise a Reader packets are distributed to new parents. The packets contain a board book, a library card application form and […]

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  • Connected Youth

    Connected Youth For a decade, the Austin Public Library has proudly offered an award-winning Teen Services program to the teens of Austin. In 2009 Connected Youth introduced laptops and creative new programs to the Austin Public Library system. Connected Youth is an expansion of the Wired for Youth Centers that the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, […]

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  • New Fiction Confab

    New Fiction Confab On Saturday, April 1st, we were thrilled to welcome several of the most notable authors to publish new work in 2016 and 2017: Dan Chaon, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Alexandra Kleeman, John Pipkin, Deb Olin Unferth, Yoojin Grace Wuertz.  Every year, the New Fiction Confab invites a handful of America’s most prominent early- […]

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  • Illumine

    Illumine Illumine honors members of the Austin community for outstanding literary achievement. The evening celebrates our vibrant writing community and supports The Library Foundation’s Badgerdog writing program as well as other foundation initiatives that champion literacy in Austin. FICTION Tim O’Brien Tim O’Brien received the National Book Award in Fiction in 1979 for his novel […]

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