Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza
Barbara Bush has dedicated her life to public service, and for nearly three decades she has focused on the cause of literacy. This exceptional hometown hero has not sought out public notoriety, instead she has championed a cause that has changed the lives of countless Americans, and deserves a public space to honor her significant achievements and elevate her cause. Mrs. Bush accepted naming the downtown Houston Library Plaza in her honor in November 2016. Mrs. Bush had only one request, that we complete the campaign quickly so that she will be able to experience the completed transformation.
The Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza will become the physical focal point for literacy in Houston. This welcoming space will extend the Houston Public Library’s mission outside of its physical walls and into the outdoors. Being a part of the plaza means you are part of a cause that elevates your community!