It is once again at this time each year that the announcement of grants is made to libraries across America. Lincoln Elementary has been awarded $5,000 from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The grant will be used to expand, update and diversify the school’s library book collections. Lincoln was one of 17 schools in Florida to receive the grant and the only school in Palm Beach County.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries recently announced that 219 school libraries are being awarded $1,095,000 in grants for 2014. 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 $11.5 million to schools. 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.
As First Lady Laura Bush’s time in office complimenting her husband’s two terms as president of the United States, her noble call as an educator set her apart as having interest and concern for the educational process of all children in America through her call of humility, charm and grace. Therefore her legacy to America is one of empowering each individual with acquiring knowledge of their own. God forever bless teachers and all those that educate. Education---the eliminator of bullets and guns.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries is a component fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR) in Washington DC. CFNCR is an IRS- approved 501(c)(3) and will provide staff, asset management, and office infrastructure. First Lady Laura Bush is the Honorary Chair of this new fund.
Grants from The Laura Bush Foundation will be made to school libraries across the country to purchase books. An advisory committee of experts in children's literature, reading, and education will design the grant application and administer the grant process. Money to fund these grants will be raised by the Leadership Council of the Laura Bush Foundation.
For grant information or to find out how to contribute to the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(See list below of other first ladies: Washington "Mother", Lincoln "Emancipator", Obama "Liberator")
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, May 2014