Media Centers Receive Laura Bush Foundation Grants

District Media Centers Receive Laura Bush Foundation Library Grants
Posted on 05/24/2022
Students reading books

Various media centers in the School District of Palm Beach County each received a $5,000 grant to update and diversify their book collections, thanks to the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. 

Coral Sunset Elementary, Howell L. Watkins Middle, K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, Lantana Elementary, Northboro Elementary, Royal Palm Beach Community High, and Santaluces Community High are among the 300 schools from 44 states to receive a grant.

“I am thrilled that children from 300 schools will soon have access to an updated library collection,” former First Lady Laura Bush said in a press release. “Students across the country turn to books to discover the world around them, and we know that opening a new book opens the door to new opportunities and learning.”

“Our goal is to encourage students to read daily and develop the love of reading that will help them matriculate through their high school and beyond,” said Tameka Robinson, the Principal at Santaluces Community High School. “We are very grateful to be awarded this library grant from the Laura Bush Foundation.”

Since its inception in 2002, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries has awarded more than $19.5 million to more than 3,300 schools across the country. The foundation supports school libraries in America with the greatest needs, with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning.

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