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.

Mrs. Bush’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Date: June 08, 2015

Location: Kennebunkport, Maine

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

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 05, 2016

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

Save the date for the Celebration of Reading in Florida on Feb. 5, 2016!

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

Date: March 06, 2015

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, […]

Maine 7th Annual Literacy Connections Conference

Date: April 01, 2015

Location: Waterville, ME

For further information call Becky Dyer at 207-441-9965 or email

Houston – A Celebration of Reading

Date: April 23, 2015

Location: Hobby Center

Hosted by our sister organization, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, the Celebration of Reading supports the Houston Blueprint for Community Action and funding for literacy programs.

What We Do

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