A new initiative to promote summer reading in the Brockport Central School District is off to a great start!
The 2017 Summer Book Mobile - a library on wheels - made its inaugural journey on July 6 with stops at Harper Park, Hidden Creek and Seldon Square.
Dozens of BCSD students gathered at the Summer Book Mobile and perused bookshelves stocked with reading materials for all grade levels. Upon arrival, students were given goodie bags containing free books and other educational supplies. Free snacks were also available for attendees.
"We were thrilled to see so many students enthusiastic about reading and checking out books from the Summer Book Mobile. Students were excited to see us outside the campus libraries and present in the community. We can't wait until our next visit," said Kathleen Jaccarino, Brockport High School librarian.
The Summer Book Mobile was designed and brought to fruition by Brockport CSD librarians in an effort to enhance literacy and prevent the “summer slide,” the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
In addition to the district, several community organizations provided donations and support, including Brockport Food Shelf, First Presbyterian Church of Brockport, Lorraine D'Angelo, Rotary Club of Brockport, Walmart and Wegmans.
The Summer Book Mobile will roll back into action on July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 (for returns only) at the following times and locations:
Harper Park: 1 p.m.
Hidden Creek: 2 p.m.
Seldon Square: 3 p.m.
All Brockport Central School District students in grades UPK-12 are eligible to check out books. The process for checking out books mirrors that of a brick and mortar library, with a librarian present to scan and record book selections.