“More than 100 school libraries across the country will be getting a big boost thanks to former First Lady Laura Bush. As part of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, more than $800,000 will be distributed to 130 school libraries from 30 states, Bush announced Monday in a news release.“I challenge every student to build your reading skills during the summer break, and come back to your new and improved school library ready to learn next year,” Bush said in a written statement.” (via Dallas Morning News)
AP – ” Former first lady Laura Bush is set to appear at a Dallas elementary school to announce school libraries that will be receiving grants from her foundation to buy books.
Bush is herself a former public school teacher and librarian. She’ll announce Thursday morning that the Laura W. Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries will announce more than $1 million in grants to 241 schools across the United States.”