Definitely the coolest ride!
The Denver Public Library’s (DPL) new Reading Rocket bookmobile will hit the road today, making its first stop at Schmitt Elementary in the Ruby Hill neighborhood. It is the first of two new bookmobiles that will serve 28 Denver Public Schools (DPS) and 15 community centers. A second Reading Rocket is scheduled to arrive in April 2009. The Reading Rockets will replace DPL’s current bookmobile, which has been in service since 1997.
Each one of the bio-diesel powered vehicles is handicap-accessible. Both bookmobiles feature two computer stations and can hold up to 3,000 books, CDs and DVDs. Combined they will reach approximately 9,000 students and Denver residents. The bookmobiles will be hard to miss, with colorful, space-themed artwork designed to capture the imagination of children.
The Reading Rockets were designed to make reading fun and inspire a love of reading. “The Reading Rocket bookmobiles will reinforce DPS’ literacy programs in a modern and creative way,” said Tom Boasberg, superintendent of Denver Public Schools. “We believe the Reading Rockets will help encourage our students to become avid readers and life-long learners.”
So everyone in Denver should be on the lookout for it!
It would be really cool if other places had a bookmobile too. There is a great need for more encouragement to read. Hey that sounds like a slogan! :)