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Bookmobile Makes Summer Reading Easy for Students

Independence Elementary School teachers create mobile library



    Teachers in the Lewisville Independent School District will be driving a mobile library around to make sure students have easy access to books this summer. (Published Thursday, June 7, 2012)

    A Lewisville elementary school is making sure its students have easy access to books this summer by rolling out a bookmobile.

    A group of Independence Elementary School teachers are driving the mobile library around their community. They said Thursday's rainfall was not exactly how they imagined their bookmobile's debut.

    "We haven't had very many children because of the rain," Kendall Veazey said.

    But rain or shine, Veazey and the teachers in charge of the library on wheels are eager to get books in their students' hands.

    "Over the summer, kids kind of lose academic stamina because they aren't reading and writing, so if you don't use it, you lose it," Veazey said.

    The bookmobile makes four stops in the neighborhoods where most Independence Elementary students live. It will run every Thursday this summer.

    "We are a Title I school," Veazey said. "We have a lot of bilingual students. Literacy is something that is very important with our bilingual kids. It's very hard to make it to the library. Even as a teacher, it's hard to make it there. We thought, 'Why not just take the books to them?'"