The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy hosts and participates in events, conferences and trainings throughout the year to support family literacy efforts across the nation. Here are some of the events we have coming up.

Ardmore Literacy Leadership Initiative To Host Graduation

Date: January 15, 2015

Location: Ardmore Convention Center

The Ardmore Literacy Initiative will host a graduation for 100 students who were given a second chance to advance their education.  Some graduates will be receiving their GEDs.  Others will be completing the English as a 2nd language program.  And a number of graduates will be advancing to the next school level.  Their stories are […]

It’s Our 25th Anniversary – A Year Long Celebration

Date: Coming soon

Location: America

In 1989, then First Lady Barbara Bush launched her national nonprofit before a gathering of educators and leaders who helped to shape what would become her enduring legacy – helping children and their parents read and learn together. In March, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy commenced a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary, […]

Mrs. Bush’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Date: Coming soon

Location: Coming soon

An intimate celebration of Mrs. Bush in honor of her 90th birthday and her commitment to establishing literacy as a value in every home.

Maine 7th Annual Literacy Connections Conference

Date: Coming soon

Location: Waterville, ME

Click the link above to view the conference program for details and workshop information.
For further information call Becky Dyer at 207-441-9965 or email

Celebration of Reading Dallas/Ft. Worth

Date: October 12, 2015

Location: Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, Texas)

An entertaining evening featuring best-selling authors benefiting programs of the Foundation, including Teen Trendsetters and family literacy programs.

Celebration of Reading in Florida

Date: February 13, 2015

Location: The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa - Bonita Springs, Florida

Join us for an entertaining evening featuring best-selling authors as we celebrate our 15th Celebration of Reading event in Florida.


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We prepare children for school and help their parents improve their literacy skills by providing access to high-quality family literacy programs nationwide.