Cholee Lake Elementary, Indian Pines Elementary and Starlight Cove Elementary will be receiving up to $5,000 awarded by the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries to expand, update and diversify their library book collections.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries selected 238 school libraries from across the country to receive $1,126,315 in grants for 2012. Partnering this year with the foundation was the Target Corporation. Through their programs like Take Charge of Education and Target School Library Makeovers, Target donates a significant portion of their giving towards educational causes with a focus on helping students achieve reading proficiency.
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The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance from The Laura Bush Foundation’s Advisory Committee. The grants are funded through generous donations to the endowment from individuals, corporations and foundations.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Since its inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded more than $9.5 million to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. In addition to these yearly grants, the Foundation has also awarded more than $6.3 million to school libraries in the Gulf Coast region to rebuild their library book collections that were lost or destroyed by hurricanes or storms.
The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to support the education of our nation’s children by providing funds to update, extend and diversify the book and print collections of America’s school libraries. Further information is available at www.laurabushfoundation.org.
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