Southwest City Elementary receives grant to improve library selection

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. – The Laura Bush Foundation today donated $5,000 to Southwest City Elementary to improve the school’s library selection.

Officials say 300 schools across the U.S received their share of $1.5 million from the foundation.

“I am thrilled that children will soon have access to an updated library collection,” Mrs. Laura Bush said. “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.”

Officials say The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries has awarded more than $19.5 million to more than 3,300 schools across the country since its inception in 2002.

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