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Arlington ISD’s ARLO Bookmobile Gives Kids Free Books for the Summer

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 6/09/2022

The ARLO Bookmobile travels to five different locations throughout Arlington so students can get two free books to read over the summer.

With a grant from the Arlington ISD Education Foundation, the ARLO Bookmobile has acquired a new trailer to increase its inventory. The bookmobile is operated by the district’s library media services department and several school librarians and travels to select locations across Arlington ISD to provide any student in the district two books to read and keep—for free—according to the district’s press release.

The bookmobile’s travels throughout Arlington will continue through July. Students in the district can click this link to view the graphic on the Arlington ISD website that lists all the dates, times, and locations for the bookmobile’s travels.

“One of the key factors in building literacy skills, vocabulary development, and academic success is whether children have books at home to read,” Arlington ISD library specialist Lesley Cano said in the district’s press release.

For those who don’t live in Arlington ISD, check out your local library’s resources. Library Near Me offers a search feature to find the closest library to you. Arlington ISD’s library media services department also provides reading lists for students from various sources. Click this link to view the reading lists for a variety of age groups.