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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 4, 2016

Elementary approved for Laura Bush Foundation grant

From Valley Morning Star

Although graphic novels are becoming an important tool for encouraging reluctant readers, only 15 graphic novels are on the shelves at Travis. However, this summer a huge influx of new books, including graphic novels, will arrive at the school. Linda Peña, library media specialist, learned earlier this week the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries had approved Travis Elementary for a library grant of $6,800.

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May 23, 2016

Spotlight on Education: Ballard Elementary Receives Library Grant From the Laura Bush Foundation

From the Bradenton Times

The Manatee School District recently announced that Ballard Elementary School has been chosen to receive a library grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The grant is awarded to schools to extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries; to encourage students to develop a love of reading and learning. The grant, up to $7,000, can only be used to purchase books or magazines for the school.

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