School Bus Bookmobile Facilitates Summer Reading

The Hall County Reading Rocket is a school bus turned bookmobile, which visits eight Georgia elementary school areas throughout the summer with books for children and their families to borrow, as reported by the Gainesville Times.

“The purpose of the whole summer reading program for Hall County Schools is to keep kids reading for recreation in the summertime,” said a media specialist. “We’re trying to instill love of reading just in itself.”

The Hall County Library System has a summer reading program that’s “very good,” and the schools promote it to their students. But the local public library branch is closed, and many students need another outlet for summer reading.

“There are pockets through the system, especially in the poorer schools, where kids may not have transportation to get to the public library,” the media specialist said. “So one of the high schools had students revamp a school bus for this purpose. It’s our rolling community library.”

The Reading Rocket has books for everyone, preschool to adult.