Children in Bullitt County are finding that learning is fun aboard the Resource Bus. Thousands of books have been collected for the mobile library, and educational resources to promote literacy are now coming direct into children’s neighborhoods.
Julie Hobbs is a library media specialist at Shepherdsville Elementary. She estimates that she has collected 3,000 to 5,000 books for the resource bus. Many of the books have been given to her by other teachers.
“I could stock 10 of these little buses,” she said, gesturing toward a school bus. The busses are getting a makeover with custom paint, shelves for books, and soon wireless internet and devices will be available too.
So far, the school district has invested $65,000 in the “Learning is Fun” resource bus. It will make stops around Shepherdsville Elementary, where teacher turnover is high and students have a high rate of transience. The bus will initially be driven by director of elementary education Terry Price, with Hobbs doing much of the teaching and sharing.