Los Altos Elementary Receives Library Grant

Support for school library designed to develop in students a love of learning
Posted on 05/17/2022
Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

The Chula Vista Elementary School District’s Los Altos Elementary School has been named one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to receive a grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. This year the Foundation awarded $1.5 million in library grants.

“I am thrilled that children from 300 schools will soon have access to an updated library collection,” Mrs. Laura Bush said in a release. “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.”

Nestor Daniel Espinoza-Agraz, Los Altos Principal, is excited to use these grant funds to expand the school’s library holdings.

"The Los Altos community is honored and grateful for this opportunity to be the recipients of the Laura Bush Foundation Library Grant Award,” Mr. Espinoza-Agraz shared. “We accept this award with the mission to ensure we deliver on the promises we make to children, their families, and our communities. That promise is to empower our students to realize their full potential by increasing their understanding of themselves, each other, and the world at large through the power of teaching and learning. The Laura Bush Foundation Grant will forever be part of our community's efforts to make the aforementioned promise to our children a reality.”

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, the Foundation has awarded more than $19.5 million to more than 3,300 schools across the country.

Grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open in late 2022.

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