The Waterford School District will launch its first-ever Sweet Reads Bookmobile, made possible with $14,375 grant funding from the Waterford Foundation for Public Education and the Mary Lou Simmons Legacy Endowment. The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will provide endless opportunities to read this summer and lessen summer reading loss.

Beginning June 18 through August 18, 11:30am-3pm, the Sweet Reads Bookmobile will visit designated neighborhoods surrounding the District’s nine elementary schools and distribute free books to children. During these visits, children may exchange books for new books and purchase ice cream for $1. The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will be staffed by Waterford School District employees and District volunteers.

The Sweet Reads Bookmobile is scheduled on the following days below and will be recognizable by music, which will alert the children that it’s in their neighborhood:

Beaumont/Mondays 6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6
Cooley/Tuesdays 6/19, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7
Donelson Hills/Wednesdays 6/20, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8
Grayson/Thursdays 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9
Haviland/Fridays 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10
Houghton/Mondays 6/25, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13
Knudsen/Tuesdays 6/26, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14
Riverside/Wednesdays 6/27, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15
Schoolcraft/Thursdays 6/28, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16

Additional information and photos will be updated regularly on the Sweet Reads webpage at www.wsdmi.org/sweetreads.

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