Book mobile has kids partying on the road to literacy
- Published: August 23, 2012
An RV idled in front of a Fairfield Pike residence yesterday afternoon, leaning a bit off the road. There was no music and it was no one’s birthday, but there was a party going on inside. Michael Trelawny-Cassity, 4, had won a visit from the Greene County bookmobile, and about seven kids from the neighborhood had gathered in the library on wheels to share it with him.
Trelawny-Cassity participated in this summer’s reading program “Dare to Dream” at the Yellow Springs library and had entered his name in a drawing and won the bookmobile visit. The theme of the mostly boy party was dinosaurs, and librarian Ann Cooper had been chauffeured to Michael’s neighborhood to give a special reading in the truck. The group made their own dinosaur feet to wear, and each child got to take home a dino book from a donated collection the library had.
Kids and parents were soon exhausted reading and crafting in close quarters, and after an hour, the book mobile was headed back to Xenia to fuel up for its next visit to the other winners of this summer’s reading program from each of the county library branches.