Floyd, AR saw a North American celebrity yesterday on the bookmobile route! Ms. Diana Wagener brought Canadian and American Collie champion, Sheldon, to our Floyd bookmobile stop. Everyone loved meeting and petting Sheldon. Ms. Diana taught our patrons about approaching an unknown animal, about rabies, and about taking good care of their pets. When Ms. Diana walked in with Sheldon, one of the adults exclaimed, "It's Lassie!" Ms. Diana has offered to supply the bookmobile with Lassie books for a new generation of readers...watch for them, soon! Ms. Diana also brought coloring sheets, wrist bands and pencils from the AKC for all patrons. If you read this post about Sheldon and mention it to Ms. Calvert on the bookmobile today, tomorrow, or next week...she will have something special for you, as well!
This week is SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel, but every week is shark week on the bookmobile! Our SHARK books are some of the most requested books we have! Today was no different...one of very first patrons on board today requested...SHARK books.
The ONE WORD I think of when I see these two patrons is JOY! They came on the bookmobile smiling this morning and they kept smiling the entire time they were on board. They left a smile on our faces for the rest of the day...thanks for starting our route off right!
Mrs. Finley had the opportunity to read to a group of bookmobile patrons this week. She chose, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus." Thank heavens, we have Ms. Peggy...so we don't have to rely on a pigeon! A couple of our Stoney Point patrons brought an extra special guest this week, their dog, Marley. We were also thrilled to have Mr. Stinnett join us on the bookmobile at our Windwood stop this week. Mr. Stinnett taught our patrons about the effects of UV radiation. It was another terrific week on the bookmobile.
Another of our weekly stops is at Floyd United Methodist Church. The students enjoy a delicious, nutritious FREE lunch before browsing at the bookmobile. The sun was HOT, but the smiles were BIG when we arrived. We enjoyed seeing patrons from preschool through adult. We have a student at Floyd who would like to read more Hardy Boys Mysteries...but, we only have one or two...do any of our blog readers have any Hardy Boys Mysteries that you would like to donate to the bookmobile? We keep a wish list of books that patrons request...if you would like to purchase any books from our wishlist for the bookmobile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
One of our weekly stops is Antioch Community Church. We enjoy lessons, compiled by the Extension Service Office, and presented by Ms. Linda Jenkins on "A" weeks. This week, Ms. Jenkins taught us about butterflies. She taught us about "puddling" where a butterfly sits on a flat rock and sips on muddy water to quench its thirst and to get nutrients. She also showed us a rotting banana and told us that a butterfly would enjoy it as a treat. Josie and Jude especially enjoyed Ms. Jenkins' presentation.
Mia is one of our frequent bookmobile patrons. She drew this book cover and presented it to us to keep on the bookmobile. We have it on our bulletin board. THANK YOU, Mia, for sharing your fantastic work with us.
We have had the awesome privilege, lately, of having guests join us for bookmobile stops. Our goal is to keep student minds thinking and asking questions...so that brains keep firing and do not take a mental nap all summer. We have provided opportunities for Reader's Theater, we have enjoyed books being read aloud and we have enjoyed drawing with Ms. Dianna. We enjoyed jewelry making with Ms. Meredith Howard, and much, much more. If you have not had the chance to join us on the bookmobile this summer...come, check us out! Also, Mrs. Tarkington and Mrs. Shannon were enlisted to assist on June 13, when Mrs. Calvert and Mrs. Finley were unavailable. THANKS for filling in for us!!!
As a reminder...we have books for ALL ages on the bookmobile. We have board books for babies, picture books for everyone, non-fiction books, series books, books for middle and high school students...we even have books for adults (both fiction AND non-fiction). Coming soon...GAMES available for check out! We intend to STOP the summer reading slump in its tracks! THANKS to our Beebe community families for bringing your students to the bookmobile!
We were so happy to have Ms. Dillin, Principal of Beebe Middle School, join us on the bookmobile on Monday, June 6. She read to the students and offered them "airhead" candy with the advice, "Don't be an airhead, READ!" THANK YOU, Ms. Dillin, for your investment in the literacy lives of our Beebe students!
We visited Camp Beebe today for the first time! The students...over 100 of them...were happy to see us coming. We peeked in one of the rooms after the students chose their books and saw happy readers (see below). One reader entered the bookmobile and gasped, "WOW, I thought it would be all dark and hot inside!"