They were greeted by rows of books, which they could check out and take home for free using their library card.
“It’s a popular program,” said operator Steve Magallanes. “It gives a lot of kids a first library exposure. It generates a lot of excitement.”
The program, which received block grant funding this year to pay visits to local schools and youth centers, has seen steady demand in the past year, according to the report. At Cerritos Elementary, 62% of the students joined the summer reading program via the Bookmobile. Administrators had expected just 25%.