OSWEGO, NY – Members of Oswego Bookmobile’s Student Advisory Council were very enthusiastic about their Winter Project.
The project involved helping the bookmobile purchase popular books to give to youngsters free of charge during the bookmobile’s summer program.
Students who are advisory council members are generally avid readers who talk with their classmates about favorite book titles, and are therefore well qualified to suggest favorite and popular books for purchase.
Members of the council also help to prepare the high-interest books for the bookmobile.
“It’s like opening Christmas presents for the students when the new books arrive,” said Amy Armet, who advises the student advisory council.
The student advisory council met recently at Frederick Leighton Elementary School to see and showcase newly arrived books for Oswego Bookmobile Committee members.
Also on hand were representatives of river’s end bookstore, who assisted with the book purchase, as well as AmeriCorps and the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
The books were purchased with a $1,000 mini-grant from the Youth Bureau.
The project was also made possible by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
The Oswego Bookmobile and its student advisory council wish to express their appreciation for the funding and to those who assisted with this project. Hundreds of area children will benefit during the next year due to this grant!