Press Release

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Opens Grant Application

School libraries across the country can now apply for a library grant

DALLAS — Today, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries opened the application for grants  to support school libraries in need, with the goal of encouraging all students to develop a love of reading and learning. Since its inception in 2002, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to over 3,000 schools across the country. 

To apply, public schools must have a Title 1 designation and private schools must have at least 50% of the student population qualify for financial aid. Applications will remain open until Dec. 31, 2021. Visit to learn more and apply. 

In the 2020-2021 grant cycle, The Laura Bush Foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to 205 school libraries across 43 states. Many librarians used the funds to update their library collections by adding more dual language titles and books that showcase a wide range of stories and perspectives. 

The Laura Bush Foundation is managed as a restricted fund at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.  More information can be found at