First of Eight George & Barbara Bush Family Place Opens

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The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Harris County Public Library revealed the first George & Barbara Bush Family Place at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in March, the first of eight to open in the Houston area. Last summer, the Foundation announced a $200,000 donation in tribute to former First Lady Barbara Bush. The funds, provided in partnership with Phillips 66, were earmarked to transform areas within eight county libraries into community centers for literacy by creating robust early childhood spaces for families to play and stimulate learning based on a national model, called Family Place Libraries™.