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Chairman James White Proud to Support Program Funding for Local Libraries  print page

by: Rep. White, James

(Austin, TX) State Representative James White is thankful to the Texas Commission on the Arts and their grant programs that benefit local rural libraries in Southeast Texas. The Commission recently approved funding that will benefit programs at the Livingston Municipal Library.

Some of these funds will be used by the Livingston Municipal Library to host storyteller Kim Lehman and her program, The Buzz about Bees. In the program, Mrs. Lehman will teach families about honey bees and their habits. Families will have a hands on experience with microscopes, trying on bee suits, honey tasting, taking comb rubbings, making beeswax candles, and more.

Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas and resulted in the loss of valuable classroom instructional time. These programs will provide children in Polk County engaging educational opportunities. I remember my 5th grade teacher always reminding my classmates and I that readers are leaders. I applaud the Livingston Municipal Library for offering these children the tools needed to maintain a strong educational foundation," said State Representative James White.

These programs work with the aim to encourage not only literacy but interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For more information about these programs please visit

Libraries in House District 19 are encouraged to participate and apply for these funds. The grant funds are funded quarterly. Multiple requests for funding can be submitted that range from $75 to $8,000 with a limit of $12,000 per fiscal year (September-August). For more information please visit:

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

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P.O. Box 2910,

Austin, TX 78768


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P.O. Box 395,

Woodville, TX 75979

1001 W. Bluff,

Woodville, TX 75979

(409) 283-3700

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