Five GPISD Schools Awarded Grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

Houston, Texas: Congratulations to the following schools for receiving grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries. 

Galena Park Middle School
Cloverleaf Elementary
North Shore Elementary
Woodland Acres Elementary
Woodland Acres Middle School 

Around the nation, 219 school libraries were awarded $1,095,000 in grants from the foundation this year. The schools, including the winners from Galena Park ISD, each receive grants of $5,000 to expand, update and diversify their library book collections for students. Twelve grants were given in the Houston and surrounding communities, but Galena Park ISD received more awards than any other district in the area. 

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was founded in 2002 and has awarded more than $11.5 million to schools in all 50 states. The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to support the education of the nation’s children by providing funds to school libraries. 

Audra Willis, librarian of Woodland Acres Elementary, stated, “This grant is a wonderful opportunity for our schools – and others – to further improve our school and community library collections. The library is a special place for our students as they develop a passion and love for reading! With every book we add, many minds are opened to the amazement of imagination!”

 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Crystal Murray | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services | cmurray@galenaparkisd.com | 832.386.1063