Mamie Eisenhower

Education and Literacy

Mamie Eisenhower Library Project

The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) was designed to foster Republican philosophy and ideas through the donation of related books to libraries, schools, hospitals and other institutions. Individual units and divisions develop this program within their organization’s structure.

This program was named for First Lady Mamie Eisenhower wife of Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.

“Only the Educated Are Free” – Epictetus

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MELP LIST 2020-2021

MELP LIST 2001 – 2019

To request bookplates, clubs should send a list of the books they are donating to Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Chairman. Include the club name, the title and author of the books, and the address to which the bookplates should be sent. Bookplates will be mailed in return. The Literacy Committee will provide the state presidents with a list of participating clubs and the number of books they donate each year.

Send to: Mamie Eisenhower Library Chairman

Education and Literacy
Barbara Bush Literacy Program / Literacy Month

Education and Literacy


In 2002, the NFRW Literacy Committee launched NFRW Literacy Month. Each September, local clubs have the opportunity to share their literacy projects, ranging from book donations, tutoring and financial support of literacy programs to special one-time events like themed parties with authors.

Let us know what your club does for literacy. It is important and can be fun!

Bibi Mesmer
Chair, CFRW Literacy Committee

Barbara Bush Literacy Program/Literacy Month Entry Form

Clubs have until October 31 to submit the completed form.

Please send your official entry form by mail or email to:

Chairman:   Bibi Mesmer