7/11/2018 - KHOU11

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation hosts free kids camp FOR UNDERSERVED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS

HOUSTON — Kids are in for two weeks of fun-filled activities at "Camp Adventure!". The camp is a free, two-week program for elementary students to learn and have fun.

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation teamed up with the Houston Symphony, Children's Museum of Houston, Houston Area Urban League, TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars), HISD, the American Heart Association and the Houston Food Bank to create Camp Adventure! for underserved kids.

7/6/2018 - Houstonia

Rolex Boutique Deutsch & Deutsch Hosts ‘Sips and Syllables’

Rolex Boutique Deutsch & Deutsch, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group, hosted their “Sips and Syllables” event on June 28. The event serves as a way for Deutsch & Deutsch Houston to contribute to the development of young professionals as future leaders and foster dialogue surrounding Houston’s literacy crisis. 

6/27/2018 - Houston Chronicle

Grant from Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to help libraries in Harris County

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation is giving the Harris County Public Library a hand to help young children learn with a grant. In conjunction with Phillips 66, the foundation gifted a $200,000 grant to the library system to be used as part of the Family Place Libraries, a national initiative that encourages literacy, learning, and health.

6/22/2018 - CW39 Houston

Barbara Bush library holds grand re-opening after Hurricane Harvey floods

The Barbara Bush Library is celebrating its grand re-opening after two feet of water fill the library during Hurricane Harvey. The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation donated $200,000 to the Harris County Public Library. The Foundation hopes to add more family-friendly additions to these public libraries.

6/15/2018 - KHOU11

The KHOU 11 Turn The Page Literacy Initiative is in full effect! 

KHOU 11 has partnered with Houston based non-profit Books Between Kids for the third year in a row in efforts to end illiteracy in Houston and surrounding areas. This initiative is in partnership with Mac Haik Ford, the University of Houston, and Phillips 66. Last year, the Turn The Page Literacy Initiative collected over 11,000 books in three weeks for children in Houston Independent School District. Help us collect even more this year!

6/13/2018 - Houston Business Journal

Houston Public Library's downtown plaza to undergo more renovations costing $5M

    Former first lady Barbara Bush died April 17 at age 92, but the city of Houston plans to honor her literacy legacy for decades to come at the Houston Public Library. Designing and planning of the second phase of renovations to the downtown Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza has begun. The 0.75-acre plaza is located between Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building and its Jesse H. Jones Building, also known as the Central Library, at 550 McKinney St.

      4/24/2018 - ABC13

      Barbara Bush has a little fun in one of her last efforts to push literacy before her passing

      Barbara Bush's lasting legacy is her pursuit of literacy among Americans. The former first lady has approached the promotion of her goal in many ways, whether it's with a simple visit to grade-school kids or a book drive.
       

      4/23/2018 - KPRC Click 2 Houston

      Video: Barbara Bush takes on mascot role in literacy spot featuring Rockets, Texans and Astros stars

      The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation has released a video featuring the late first lady Barbara Bush and her son Neil Bush. The video also includes Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and mascots of the Houston Texans, Houston Astros and Houston Rockets, as well as the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's Curiosity Cruiser mobile library mascots, Owlbotron and Northtale.