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We're happy to announce that Kendra Scott in La Plaza Mall is hosting another fundraiser for STBF! 20% of all sales made on Thursday, October 12th from 6-8PM will benefit the upcoming festival. You'll also be able to contribute by making online purchases by using the code: GIVEBACK-ETVOL.

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The 2023 #STBF Call for Authors is now closed, and we have received many great entries! Authors selected to participate will be notified by August 1.

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RGV youth between the ages of 5-18 have an opportunity to showcase their artwork by participating in the 2023 #STBF Youth Bookmark Design Contest! Details: Youth Contests

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MPL has received a Texas Library Association (TLA) Branding Iron Award in the Public Library Category for the 2022 South Texas Book Festival Strategic Plan. Details: Awards

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Prepare for an exciting night of traditional casino games (blackjack, poker, roulette, slot machines), a 360° photo booth, and a delicious taquiza! Attend our Fiesta! Casino & Taquiza Night on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6-10PM in support of the STBF. Details: Fundraiser

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Join us for a weekend of carnival fun at the Main Library from March 2nd - 5th, 2023! $28 will get you an All-You-Can-Ride bracelet (per day)! The best part? A portion of the proceeds will help fund the South Texas Book Festival! Details: 


Calling all champions of culture & literature! The South Texas Book Festival is in search of dedicated volunteers for our upcoming festival. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, from 11AM to 6PM at Main Library. For more information, reach out to Ana at atorres@mcallen.net or give us a call at 956-681-3006. Let's come together to celebrate the magic of books! Deadline to register is Friday, September 8th.

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STBF is an award-winning festival! Details: Awards


McAllen Public Library received the Best in Show Award from the prestigious Texas Library Association's Branding Iron Awards! The award was presented for the 2021 Wild West Casino Fundraiser, which directly supported the STBF and was hosted by the MPL Advisory Board. Details: Awards 


We had really amazing submissions for our Bookmark Design Contest, which had a theme of "Mythology & Folklore." Congratulations to our top picks! Details: Contest Winners 

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