Mobile Library Keeps Some Local Virginia Kids Reading All Summer
A crowd of children was already waiting by the curb one day this month when a yellow school bus stocked with books pulled up in front of their high rise apartment in South Arlington. The doors opened, and within minutes a team of teachers set up a card table, powered up their laptops and plugged in electric scanners. Presto. A portable library. Abingdon Elementary School's "Read and Roll Book Bus" is the latest attempt to address an annual concern for educators -- a summer slide in reading skills.
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