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Books on the Bus to Increase Outreach and Offerings

Books On the Bus (BOB) will be expanding both its outreach and offerings this summer thanks to the generosity of our community.  A combination of private donations and grants will provide the funding for BOB to continue to travel to northern, central and southern Fauquier County weekly.  BOB’s schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesdays @ Marshall Community Center from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays @ Eva Walker Park from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays @ Cedar Lee Middle School from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays @ Marsh Run Community from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Fridays @ M.M. Pierce Elementary School from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

BOB will operate June 11 through July 26.  BOB will be on vacation the week of July 1.

 

Starting June 11, BOB will travel Tuesday through Friday providing snacks, movement, literacy and music activities.  New this summer will be family games, a preschool exploration area, and Saint James’ art teacher, Rebecca Quinn, providing weekly art lessons.

A variety of sports teams and community groups will also be joining BOB throughout the summer to share their talents, skills and services.  Already confirmed are the WARF, FISH, Fauquier Sheriff’s Department, Fauquier Public Library, Verdun, Allegro, Free Clinic, Department of Social Services, Lions Club Vision and Screening and sports teams from both Kettle Run High School and Liberty High School.

Individuals or community groups interested in volunteering with BOB this summer are welcome to sign up at PATH Volunteer Hub or contact Brittany Dwyer at Brittany.dwyer@fcps1.org.

Based on feedback received last summer, BOB now has a webpage and is on Facebook.  For any other questions, please contact Kristen McAuliffe at kmcauliffe@fcps1.org.