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Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary School Named As A Recipient Of A Library Grant

Baranco Elementary

Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary School was one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. This year, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded $1.5 million in library grants this year. Many of the libraries will use the funds to update and diversify their collections. 

“The faculty and staff at Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary School are grateful for the opportunity to provide additional reading resources to our students. It is our goal to get students excited about reading,” says Melissa Olivier, librarian of Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary. “These resources will assist in keeping literacy at the forefront of all instructional practices by purchasing books that align in all content areas. We want to thank the Laura Bush Foundation for the opportunity to enrich the literacy practices of the students at Dr. Raphael A. Baranco Elementary.”

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries 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 more than $19.5 million to more than 3,300 schools across the country. More information can be found at laurabushfoundation.org. The Laura Bush Foundation is managed as a restricted fund at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at www.bushcenter.org.

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