A physical focal point for literacy in Houston.

Barbara Bush has dedicated her life to public service, and after leaving the White House in 1989, she focused on her passion for literacy. Mayor Turner announced that we will raise $5.5 million to create this community space dedicated to this exceptional hometown hero.

That’s a goal for the entire community to embrace. Join the cause and contribute a personally significant donation that celebrates literacy, learning, and a love for our libraries.

Your donation doesn’t just add bricks and mortar to a downtown space; you are sending a clear and transformational message that literacy is a priority of this community.  Please join with us today by honoring Mrs. Bush with a donation to the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza.

A Message from The Mayor’s Young Ambassador

Naming Opportunities and Multi-Year Gifts

For information on naming opportunities and multi-year gifts, please contact Sally Swanson, Executive Director at the Houston Public Library Foundation at sswanson@houstonlibraryfoundation.org.

Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I’ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life, and the lives of countless other Americans.

Barbara Bush