MCS is taking reading on the road this summer. MCS’s mobile library, named BOB the Book Bus, will stop at over 15 locations to encourage reading during the summer months.
Through the mobile library, children can receive books weekly during the summer. Additionally, staff members will provide literacy activities, work with parents to model good reading habits, and help select age appropriate books. The bus will contain an array of children’s favorite books as well as extra activities and a Wi-Fi feature.
An out-of-service school bus has been repurposed to house the mobile library. The air-conditioned bus includes shelving and seating as well as a video presentation lab for enrichment programs. This literacy initiative aims to help children discover a passion for reading.
Children from age two through sixth grade and their families can can check out books, read and keep them in their home library or return them and be registered for prizes.
The bus will be used in the fall and spring to extend learning opportunities for parents—with topics such as how to develop healthy habits in their children and what learning to expect in various grade levels.
The MCS mobile library is funded in part through the Christy-Houston and Richard Siegel Foundation.