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Campbellsville schools receive Laura Bush grants

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The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries recently announced that 212 school libraries have been awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants for 2013.

The schools receive $5,000 grants to expand, update and diversify their library book collections.

Campbellsville elementary and middle schools received grants. The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance from The Laura Bush Foundation's Advisory Committee.

The grants are funded through generous donations to the endowment from individuals, corporations and foundations.

The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Since its inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded more than $10.5 million to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.

In addition to these annual grants, the foundation has also awarded more than $6.3 million to school libraries in the Gulf Coast region to rebuild their library book collections that were lost or destroyed by hurricanes or storms.

The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries is to support the education of our nation's children by providing funds to update, extend and diversify the book and print collections of America's school libraries.

For more information, visit www.laurabushfoundation.org.