Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Accepting School Library Grant Applications

October 22, 2015

The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, a fund of the George W. Bush Foundation, is to help school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them.

Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to help libraries in schools where 85 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches expand, update, and diversify their book collections.

Schools serving pre-K through grade 12 in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and all American territories, as well as Department of Defense schools in other countries, are eligible to apply. This includes all public, private, parochial, charter, city, state, county, and reservation schools — including special schools, social services schools, and juvenile detention center schools in any jurisdiction that serves any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students. The school must be a first-time recipient of a library grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. All previous award winners are ineligible to apply. 

The deadline to apply is December 14, 2015.  For more information, visit the Laura Bush Foundation website @


2015 FL Awardees

Congress Middle School — Boynton Beach

Frank Hartsfield Elementary School — Tallahassee

L. C. Swain Middle School — Greenacres

Leadership Academies at Eugene J. Butler Middle School — Jacksonville

Tedder Elementary School — Deerfield Beach