Gem of the Day 6/6: Southwood Valley Elementary School Library Awarded

Miami, FL – Today The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries announced that 238 school libraries are being awarded $1,126,315 in grants for 2012. The schools receive grants of up to $5,000 to expand, update and diversify their library book collections.

Partnering this year with the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was the Target Corporation. Through their programs like Take Charge of Education and Target School Library Makeovers, Target donates a significant portion of their giving towards educational causes with a focus on helping students achieve reading proficiency.

The Target Corporation is committed to playing an active role in supporting education, with special emphasis on early childhood reading. Through their generous support this year, ten additional grants were awarded to deserving schools throughout the nation.

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 $9.5 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 yearly 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. Further information is available at

The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
2012 Grant Recipients

School Name City State
Bottenfield Middle School Adamsville AL
Duck Springs Elementary School Attalla AL
West Jasper Elementary School Jasper AL
Oakdale Elementary School Tuscaloosa AL
Augusta High School Augusta AR
William O. Darby Junior High School Fort Smith AR
El Mirage Elementary School El Mirage AZ
Barcelona Middle School Glendale AZ
Van Buskirk Elementary School Tucson AZ
Winslow High School Winslow AZ
Merv Griffin Village Non-Public School Beaumont CA
James Workman Middle School Cathedral City CA
Castle Park Middle School Chula Vista CA
Fresno High School Fresno CA
Hanshaw Middle School Modesto CA
Ethel I. Baker Elementary School Sacramento CA
Philip and Sala Burton Academic High School San Francisco CA
Godinez Fundamental High School Santa Ana CA
John Adams Elementary School Santa Ana CA
Saddleback High School Santa Ana CA
Lyn Knoll Elementary School Aurora CO
Columbine Elementary School Boulder CO
Roosevelt Edison Charter School Colorado Springs CO
Abraham Lincoln High School Denver CO
Billie Martinez Elementary School Greeley CO
The New America School-Lakewood Campus Lakewood CO
University High School of Science and Engineering Hartford CT
Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary School Washington DC
Coral Springs High School Coral Springs FL
Cholee Lake Elementary School Greenacres FL
Indian Pines Elementary School Lake Worth FL
Starlight Cove Community Elementary School Lantana FL
Scott Lake Elementary School Miami FL
Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center Miami Beach FL
Silver Lakes Middle School North Lauderdale FL
Magnolia School Orlando FL
Ensley Elementary School Pensacola FL
Holm Elementary School Pensacola FL
James A. Shanks Middle School Quincy FL
DeSoto Elementary School Tampa FL
Stewart Middle Magnet School Tampa FL
Wimauma Elementary School Wimauma FL
Woodville Elementary School Woodville FL
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School Athens GA
B.E.S.T. Academy High School Atlanta GA
Burgess-Peterson Academy Atlanta GA
Carter G. Woodson Elementary School Atlanta GA
Centennial Place Elementary School Atlanta GA
Charles L. Gideons Elementary School Atlanta GA
Crawford W. Long Middle School Atlanta GA
D. H. Stanton Elementary School Atlanta GA
Harper-Archer Middle School Atlanta GA
Jean Childs Young Middle School Atlanta GA
Luther Judson Price Middle School Atlanta GA
Perkerson Elementary School Atlanta GA
The New 21st Century Learning Center, Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus Atlanta GA
Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy Atlanta GA
Walter Francis White Elementary School Atlanta GA
Whitefoord Elementary School Atlanta GA
William J. Scott Elementary School Atlanta GA
William M. Finch Elementary School Atlanta GA
Dawson Elementary School Columbus GA
International Community School Decatur GA
Stewart Middle School Douglasville GA
Anita White Carson Middle School Greensboro GA
Lilburn Elementary School Lilburn GA
Rome Middle School Rome GA
Lapwai Middle/High School Lapwai ID
East Aurora High School Aurora IL
Simmons Middle School Aurora IL
Lincoln Middle School Berwyn IL
Golfview Elementary School Carpentersville IL
Agustin Lara Elementary Academy Chicago IL
Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language Chicago IL
Carl Von Linne Elementary School Chicago IL
Edward Coles Model for Excellence World Language Academy Chicago IL
Galileo Scholastic Academy Chicago IL
Inter-American Magnet School Chicago IL
Irene Hernandez Middle School Chicago IL
John Barry School Chicago IL
John C. Burroughs Elementary School Chicago IL
Kanoon Magnet School Chicago IL
LaFayette School Chicago IL
Mark Sheridan Academy Chicago IL
Morton School of Excellence Chicago IL
Namaste Charter School Chicago IL
Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School Chicago IL
Northwest Middle School Chicago IL
St. Stanislaus Kostka School Chicago IL
King Elementary School Rockford IL
Pettit Park Elementary School Kokomo IN
Madison Juvenile Facility Correctional Promise Jr./Sr. School Madison IN
Niemann Elementary School Michigan City IN
Fairview High School Ashland KY
Henry F. Moss Middle School Bowling Green KY
A.B. Chandler Elementary School Corydon KY
Simons Middle School Flemingsburg KY
Fulton County Elementary Middle School Hickman KY
Minors Lane Elementary School Louisville KY
Semple Elementary School Louisville KY
Rowan County Senior High School Morehead KY
East Calloway Elementary School Murray KY
Educational Unit at Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center Newport KY
McDonogh 26 Elementary School Gretna LA
Jackson Elementary School Jackson LA
Chateau Estates Elementary School Kenner LA
Johns-Hopkins Elementary School New Iberia LA
Sophie B. Wright Charter School New Orleans LA
Plaquemine High School Plaquemine LA
Community Academy of Science and Health Dorchester MA
Dever Elementary School Dorchester MA
Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park Somerville MA
John F. Kennedy Middle School Springfield MA
Tyler Heights Elementary School Annapolis MD
Laurel Elementary School Laurel MD
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School Takoma Park MD
Fair Oaks Elementary School Brooklyn Park MN
Benton Elementary School Columbia MO
McCluer South-Berkeley High School Ferguson MO
Buder Elementary School St. Ann MO
Hodgen Elementary College Bound Academy St. Louis MO
William S. Reyes Elementary School Saipan MP
Shivers Middle School Aberdeen MS
Byhalia High School Byhalia MS
Susie P. Trigg Elementary School Greenville MS
Jim Hill High School Jackson MS
Waynesboro Middle School Waynesboro MS
Northside Elementary School Wolf Point MT
Brogden Primary School Dudley NC
Gaston Elementary School Gaston NC
Edward D. Sadler, Jr. Elementary School Gastonia NC
New Hope Elementary School Henderson NC
West Bertie Elementary School Kelford NC
Moravian Falls Elementary School Moravian Falls NC
D.S. Johnson Elementary School Rocky Mount NC
Susie B. Baskerville Elementary Rocky Mount NC
Weldon Elementary School Weldon NC
Speas Elementary School Winston-Salem NC
Madison Elementary School Fargo ND
Kearney West High School Kearney NE
Sandoz Elementary School Omaha NE
Pittsfield Elementary School Pittsfield NH
Cliffside Park School 6 Cliffside Park NJ
Jefferson Elementary School Plainfield NJ
Battle Monument Elementary School Trenton NJ
Franklin Elementary School Trenton NJ
George Washington Elementary School Trenton NJ
Grace Dunn Middle School Trenton NJ
Mott Elementary School Trenton NJ
Patton J. Hill Elementary School Trenton NJ
Stokes Elementary School Trenton NJ
Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School Trenton NJ
Tse' Bit' Ai Middle School Shiprock NM
Joseph Thiriot Elementary School Las Vegas NV
P.S. 85 Queens: The Judge Charles Vallone School Astoria NY
Brook Avenue School Bay Shore NY
P.S. 114X - Luis Llorens Torres Children's Academy Bronx NY
P754X Jeffrey M. Rapport School for Career Development Bronx NY
St. Athanasius School Bronx NY
The Eagle Academy for Young Men Bronx NY
The Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement Bronx NY
I.S. 302 Rafael Cordero Y Molina Brooklyn NY
Jamestown High School Jamestown NY
Ascension School New York NY
St. Aloysius School New York NY
P.S. 62Q The Chester Park School Richmond Hill NY
Frank Fowler Dow School No.52 Rochester NY
Sherman Central High School Sherman NY
Woodfield Cottage Secure Detention School Program Vahalla NY
Roll Hill School Cincinnati OH
Memorial School Cleveland OH
Manchester High School Manchester OH
Geary Junior-Senior High School Geary OK
Heavener High School Heavener OK
Greenwood Elementary School Tahlequah OK
Ockley Green School Portland OR
Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School Aliquippa PA
Imhotep Institute Charter High School Philadelphia PA
Tacony Academy Charter School Philadelphia PA
Lauer's Park Elementary School Reading PA
Steelton-Highspire Elementary School Steelton PA
Gladstone Street Elementary School Cranston RI
Classical High School Providence RI
Woonsocket High School Woonsocket RI
A.C. Corcoran Elementary School North Charleston SC
Alamo City School Alamo TN
Shadowlawn Middle School Arlington TN
Bulls Gap School Bulls Gap TN
Huntingdon Middle School Huntingdon TN
Overton High School Memphis TN
E. A. Harrold Elementary School Millington TN
John B. Whitsitt Elementary Nashville TN
Bowie Middle School Amarillo TX
Eastridge Elementary School Amarillo TX
Sam Houston Middle School Amarillo TX
Shackelford Junior High School Arlington TX
U.S. Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz Elementary School Brownsville TX
Southwood Valley Elementary School College Station TX
Alta Vista Elementary School El Paso TX
Aoy Elementary School El Paso TX
Bonham Elementary School El Paso TX
Burges High School El Paso TX
Douglass Elementary School El Paso TX
Lamar Elementary School El Paso TX
Lancaster Elementary School El Paso TX
Carter Park Elementary School Fort Worth TX
Early Childhood University/Weis Middle School Galveston TX
A.B. Freeman Elementary School Houston TX
Bane Elementary School Houston TX
Jessup Elementary School Houston TX
Rick Schneider Middle School Houston TX
Central Elementary School Lewisville TX
Blake Manor Elementary School Manor TX
Burks Elementary School McKinney TX
Fanny Finch Elementary School McKinney TX
Lawson Early Childhood Center McKinney TX
Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School Mercedes TX
J. D. Parks Elementary School Pasadena TX
Jackson Intermediate School Pasadena TX
Morales Elementary School Pasadena TX
Red Bluff Elementary School Pasadena TX
South Shaver Elementary School Pasadena TX
Tegeler Career Center Pasadena TX
Buckner Elementary School Pharr TX
L. F. Smith Elementary School South Houston TX
Pearl Hall Elementary School South Houston TX
Odyssey Elementary School Ogden UT
Guadalupe School Salt Lake City UT
Jackson Elementary School Salt Lake City UT
Riley Elementary School Salt Lake City UT
Nottoway Middle School Crewe VA
Mark Twain Elementary School Federal Way WA
Olympic View Elementary School Federal Way WA
Emerald Park Elementary School Kent WA
Tyee Park Elementary School Lakewood WA
North Pines Middle School Spokane WA
Washington Elementary School Vancouver WA
Arapahoe School Arapahoe WY

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