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Laura Bush Foundation School Library Grants Open: Tell Us How You Enhance #Literacy Skills

Article by Tracy Young November 2, 2016 //   3 minute read

This is a heartfelt thank you from the students, parents, staff, and administrators at Hunt Elem. for your generous grant to our school.  It will impact our students in a wonderful way, and provide them with books that spark their imagination and feed their minds.  Thanks to you, for touching the future, by inspiring the mind of a child.

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was pleased to receive this note from a 2016 grantee along with so many more.  Each note expresses how excited these librarians are to be able to provide books requested by teachers and updated titles demanded by striving readers. 

The good news is:  the 2016-2017 grant application for the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is now available!

The love of books – holding a book, turning its pages, looking at the pictures, hearing stories read out loud – is key to developing a child’s love for learning. The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to school libraries to add to and update their book and media collections.  We want to hear about the needs of your students and your school library.  What are your library goals to enhance their learning? 

According to the AASL, school librarians and teachers make a strong instructional team combining their knowledge of pedagogy, resources, and technology to meet the specific needs of each student.How do you promote collaboration between the library, teachers, and your broader school community to address student needs and enhance literacy skills?

“School libraries are essential learning resources and school librarians are the essential ‘guides inside’ our schools, leading everyday teaching and learning toward methods and outcomes that best prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century.” - Quoted from the AASL 2013 library statistics.

Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grants for school libraries at www.laurabushfoundation.org.  Before applying, read through the FAQs, check your school’s eligibility and tell us your story!

Completed applications must be submitted by:  Monday, December 12, 2016