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Four PSJA ISD librarians awarded library grants from the Laura Bush Foundation

PHARR – Four Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD librarians have been awarded 2023 Laura Bush Foundation grants of $5,000 that will help expand, diversify, and update book collections in their school libraries.


 The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries promotes a lifelong love of reading and learning by awarding grants to local school libraries in need. More than 3,300 schools nationwide have received over $19.5 million since it was founded in 2002.   


Congratulations to the 2023 Laura Bush Foundation Grant Recipients! I am thrilled that school librarians across the country will soon be able to update their library collections,” Mrs. Laura Bush said in a press release.   


Since its inception in 2002, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded $21 million to over 3,600 schools across the country. This year, four librarians from PSJA ISD were recipients of these $5,000 grants.   


Congratulations to the following librarians:

  • Denisse Ochoa, PSJA North ECHS 
  • Rosana Gutiérrez, PSJA T. Jefferson STEM ECHS  
  • Gina Huerta, Audie Murphy Middle School  
  • Maria Sheila Sinapuela, Graciela García Elementary  


“Not one but four of our incredible librarians received the Laura Bush Grant, said Library Services Director, Nora Galvan. “We are excited and proud of what our PSJA librarians do for our students.”