What We Do

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to our Nation’s neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning.

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Rebuilding Libraries Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded grants of $10,000 to $100,000 to school libraries whose collections were damaged or destroyed in the hurricanes. This year, after the devastation we have seen from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we are again going to dedicate our resources to hurricane-affected schools to rebuild their book collections.

2751 2751 schools have received a grant.

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Our Impact

$14342811 $14342811 has been awarded in funds.

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754000 754000 estimated books and materials have been purchased with these funds.

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Applying for Our Grant

School libraries affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are invited to apply for Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grants. Applications will open shortly.

  1. Applications Open

    Fall 2017

  2. Applications Close

    Winter 2017

  3. 2017 Awards Announced

    Spring 2018