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October 12, 2016

What Makes a Successful Application for a Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Grant?

Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grants for school libraries. Hear from some of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Advisory Committee members as they share what they look for in successful applications as well as their thoughts on reading, school libraries, and literacy.  Check your school’s eligibility and tell us about your school library’s role in addressing student needs at

Ann Martin:

Julie Nix:

Marco Zannier:

Daniella Smith:

Beth Patin:

José Aponte:

Suson Luckman:

[En Español] José Aponte:

June 20, 2016

Landrum Elementary receives grant

From Valley Morning Star

Landrum Elementary received a $7,000 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. More than $831,000 in grants will be distributed to 130 school libraries across the country for the purchase of books and reading materials.

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June 14, 2016

Grant to make new science books a possibilty for San Benito elementary

From Valley Morning Star

Attention to detail.  Teachers and administrators hope to build that power in the young minds of Landrum Elementary students.

A $7,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries will now make it possible to purchase science books with updated information. Such books contain the kind of detailed information which requires a higher level of concentration.

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June 14, 2016

Laura Bush: $13 Million in School Library Grants and Counting

From School Library Journal

Librarians stick together, even after they leave the stacks and move on to higher-profile posts. How high? Laura Bush is a prime example. In the years before she became first lady and moved to the White House, she taught public school and worked as a librarian. Her love of books and her deep respect for librarians has endured to this day.

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