In rural West Virginia, one ACP community isn’t letting area students’ reading activity and healthy living slow down while school is out for the summer. Bringing resources to more than 100 children through the Beverly Bookmobile, volunteers have retrofitted a former school bus with a library, farmer’s market, and healthy living resources. Each week, the bus drives to nine locations where children and parents can check out books for all ages, receive free, local produce and nonperishable food items. Thanks to a grant from ACP, the bus will now include safety items including bike helmets, sunscreen and smoke detectors.
Project coordinator and Beverly Elementary School educator, Lucy Godwin said, “This project is a great example of what can happen when an entire community shares their imaginations, talents, enthusiasm, and resources. Today, we celebrate Beverly and its commitment to better our community by promoting literacy and healthy choices.”