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Bookmobile Fosters Family Learning
Bookmobile Fosters Family Learning
Posted on 01/31/2019
Aylin and her mother, Teresa, play a game.By Tim Reaves
BCS Communications Department

The rain couldn’t dampen the smile on 4-year-old Aylin’s face as she played a word game inside the Bookmobile on Thursday.

The refitted bus travels all over the county to help kickstart a love of reading and provide tools for parents where they live, in multiple languages. Aylin is ahead for her age and ready for kindergarten this year, thanks to her family’s involvement in her education. Aylin’s mother, Teresa, said the Bookmobile’s books, games, and engagement packets are a huge help.

“She loves coming in here, because the teachers are so sweet,” Teresa said. “She loves, loves the stories and the games. It’s fun for her.”

Both she and her daughter are native Spanish speakers, but Aylin is picking up English at lightning speed.

“She teaches me,” Teresa said, laughing.

Bookmobile Coordinator and Driver Pricilla Lunsford said the program introduces pre-K children to basic letters and numbers, keeps students reading during the summer, and gives parents the resources they need to augment their child’s education at home.

“The Bookmobile is such a great tool for the community,” she said.

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The Bookmobile is a free program featuring fun activities geared toward kids from pre-K through elementary school with story time, singing, arts and crafts, and more. Children can choose books to check out and earn prizes for weekly attendance from a “treasure chest.”

Learn more about the program and schedule. 

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