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HCS Book Bus puts books in the hands of HCS students
After a rain cancelation from the previous week, the HCS Book Bus was able to hit the road on Friday, November 20, 2020. Four brightly marked school buses once again traveled into our community neighborhoods to offer books to children for checkout as well as to check in books they borrowed from the Book Bus on October 23.
The buses made 28 stops and served approximately 100 families. Nearly 500 books were distributed. The stops and times were previously announced so that students and their parents would know when to expect them.
This event was the second bus visit that was coordinated with the school librarians, reading specialists, transportation, Jennifer Lockett of the department of innovation and professional learning, and Kelli Cedo, curriculum leader for language arts. These members of the HCS team made the occasion once again a success.
Nancy Terrell, teacher librarian at Tarrant Middle School said, “I am so thankful to have the opportunity to participate in the Hampton City Schools Book Bus. Making connections with our families in the community and providing books in a safe environment is a win for our students. It is wonderful to see parents valuing the importance of reading and the joy on their faces as they get to take books home!”
“The Book Bus allowed our kids the chance to come out, browse, and grab a couple new books,” said Thomas Worrell, teacher librarian at Phoebus High School. “It also gave us librarians the chance to make those personal connections that are so important to teaching and reminded us about how rewarding our profession can be when we see a kid light up with excitement over a book.”
Take a closer look at a few of our students checking out books to enjoy at home - https://youtu.be/8bUxBBc6JYg.
BUSter the Book Bus will roll out again on Friday, December 11, 2020. A perfect opportunity for students and their families to check out books before the long winter break. Be on the lookout for specific stops and times.