It's not an ice cream truck that is getting kids in
it's the Bookmobile.
The affectionately named 'book bug' hits the streets
on Thursdays during the summer.
bringing books from the schools' libraries to the
Their goal is to keep the kids reading while school's
One of the librarians says it's especially important
in their community where a majority of the kids are
on free or reduced lunch.
She says that means many of them don't have access
to books over the summer to avoid the summer slide.
We did some statistics last year and if the kids came
4 or more times during the summer they maintained
or increased their reading levels, so right there
what a big benefit! So when they start in the fall,
they don't have to relearn back to where they were,
they're already there or above that.
Along with the books.
the kids also get a snack and can play on iPads.