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Reading, relaxing and summer fun on ETX bookmobile


Summer vacation is well underway for students in the ArkLaTex, but for kids in Texarkana, Texas, the learning process continues.

The Tiger Bookmobile is making its summer tour across the City of Texarkana. The rolling library is sponsored by the Texarkana, Texas Independent School District.

Tuesday, the wheeled word bank was in the parking lot of Highland Park Baptist Church. School leaders said the unit is a welcome change to a child's summertime routine, It allows for creativity and entertainment, and so it reduces the negative perception of summer learning.

"We do this to keep the kids abreast on their reading during the summertime and it gives them something to do," said librarian Sherrie Green. "They can come in when they have nothing to do and just lounge around with us, read, get on the iPads, play the Wii games and just enjoy themselves."

The bookmobile tour will continue Monday through Friday until August 15. A story hour will be featured at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Tour dates & locations are:

  • June 17; July 1, 15, and 29; August 12: Highland Park Baptist Church - 2401 Hazel Street
  • June 18 and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; August 6 and 13: Pecan Ridge at Rosehill - 2210 West 15th Street
  • June 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; August 7 and 14: Nash Elementary School - 100 Burton
  • June 20 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8 and 15: Splash Pad at Spring Lake Park - 4303 North Park Road
  • June 23 and 30; July 7,  14, 21 and 28; August 4 and 11: The Oaks at Rosehill - 2100 West 12th Street
  • June 24; July 8 and 22; August 5: Rosehill Ridge - 1201 Stuckey Street

For more information call 903-794-3651.

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