School Librarian Fights Summer Slide with School Bus-Turned-Bookmobile

School Library Journal
The dreaded summer slide — when kids lose valuable reading skills over the three months they’re away from school — is feared by librarians and teachers alike. Jenny Granger, a school librarian at Emerson Elementary School in Snohomish, Washington, decided that if her kids weren’t going to come to the books this summer, she would take her books to the kids—with a bookmobile. Using grant funding from the Snohomish Education Foundation, Granger converted a school bus into a bookmobile and took to the road, driving it to trailer parks and other low-income areas where the books she provides are crucial.

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