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Four Schools Receive Library Grants

Four Schools Receive Library Grants

Lexington Traditional Magnet School and Harrison, Tates Creek, and Yates elementaries are among the 200 schools from 40 states to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, which this year has totaled $1 million in awards. Many of the libraries will use the funds to update and diversify their collections. 

When a child opens a book, they open up a world of possibilities. I’m grateful this year’s Laura Bush Foundation grants give librarians the opportunity to update their collections, and they give students the chance to find a new genre or subject that interests them, Bush said.

The foundation supports school libraries with the greatest needs with the goal of encouraging all students to develop a love of reading and learning. Since its inception in 2002, it has awarded $22 million to over 3,800 schools across the country.