Bayshore Elementary gets $6,000 grant
La Porte ISD's Bayshore Elementary School has received a $6,000 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries to purchase books for the school library.
Bayshore Principal Patricia Herrera-Johnson said the grants were written to address specific library needs on campus.
The Bayshore grant was awarded to improve the library selection, specifically in the fiction and Spanish collections.
Our new library is an excellent, complete core library, and the additional books provided by this the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries will be a great supplement to what we already have," Herrera-Johnson said.
I could not be more excited about this grant. Our students will enjoy and benefit from the new books that we will receive."
Grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries were made to school libraries across the country.
According to a foundation press release, 188 school libraries are being awarded $1,098,634 in grants for 2010.
Schools will receive grants of up to $6,000 to expand, update and diversify their library book collections. Thirty-five schools in Texas were awarded the grants.
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