The StoryBus will again hit the streets and parking lots of Franklin this summer as part of FSSD’s community outreach designed to foster a love for reading in children ages 4 through the 4th grade (younger if accompanied by an adult).
The StoryBus mobile library is free and offers children the opportunity to choose a book from the shelves, curl up on a beanbag and read or have books read to them. Whatever the format, children are sure to have a good time aboard the StoryBus.
Parents may sign their children on board for up to 45 minutes while grocery shopping in one of the three Kroger locations where the bus will be parked. For the smooth operation of the StoryBus program, parents must adhere to the time limit. Also, a cell phone number must be provided at the time of drop-off in case a parent needs to be contacted.
The Story Bus will be at the following locations June 5 through July 20 (excluding the week of July 3 - 7):
Mondays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - Independence Square
595 Hillsboro Rd
Tuesdays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - 3064 Columbia Ave.
Thursdays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - 1203 Murfreesboro Rd.
This summer outreach program is a previous winner of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Magna Award. For more information, please email Dr. Gina Looney, Story Bus Coordinator.