The Friends of the Irving Public Library, known for their unwavering dedication to promoting literacy and supporting the community's educational initiatives, are gearing up for a monumental effort to bolster the 2024 North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF). In a bid to ensure the continued success of this vital event, the Friends will dedicate all funds raised during the upcoming North Texas Giving Day to the NTTBF cause.
The North Texas Teen Book Festival has been a magnet for book enthusiasts and avid readers, particularly teenagers. It is a remarkable celebration of teen reading and Young Adult literature, featuring a stellar lineup of approximately 70 bestselling and debut authors. Each year, this event captivates the hearts and minds of over 12,000 attendees, with more than 60 percent of them being teenagers.
Everyone who witnesses this event first hand is amazed at how excited teens can become over books and meeting authors. These teens are future business pioneers, teachers and civic leaders. Providing adequate funding for initiatives that nurture academic growth in young adults is critical, not just to those individuals, but for the overall health of the community. So please consider giving this year to make it the best yet.
North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) officially takes place on Sept. 21, but donors can access the website now and begin making donations. Visit https://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org/Organization/FriendsofIrvingLibrary to donate.
North Texas Giving Day makes giving fun and more profitable by allowing organizations to compete for Bonus Funds on Sept. 21. So, visit the website often to strategize those donations on North Texas Giving Day.
Can’t afford to give? Help out in other ways by spreading the word, continuing to donate gently used books, attending library events and becoming a card holding member or renewing your library membership if it has lapsed. For more information, call (972) 721-4612.