OSWEGO – Driving Books Home, Oswego’s Bookmobile, thanks Entergy for its recent donation of $5,000 to support its literacy program.
Every summer, during the months of July and August, the bookmobile rolls into Oswego neighborhoods to promote reading during summer vacation.
At every stop, the bookmobile gives a free book and a snack to each child under the age of 18 in the Oswego community.
Literacy specialists, a teacher, a Pre-K specialist, a SUNY Oswego graduate assistant, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and other volunteers help children select books at their independent reading level, books that children can keep to build their own personal libraries in their homes.
The bookmobile also attends Movie in the Park nights, sponsored by Oswego County Federal Credit Union, and gives free books to children before the movies start.
In addition, the bookmobile parks at Oswego Farmers’ Market several times in the summer to distribute books.
The bookmobile is grateful to Entergy for this donation and for all of its past contributions.
The bookmobile also expresses its appreciation to the partners: Oswego City School District, SUNY Oswego, Oswego Public Library and to all of our individual, corporate and nonprofit donors who make Driving Books Home possible.