Book Bus December 2022

NCSS Book Bus Ready to Hit the Road
Posted on 12/12/2022
Book Bus with Elvis the Safety OwlThe Newton County School System (NCSS) Book Bus will hit the road on Saturday, December 17, 2022 to deliver free books for children in the local community to read during the holiday break. The NCSS Book Bus will visit the following locations:

Book Bus Route
Covington Housing Authority-Nixon Circle   9:00 AM
Porterdale-Porter Memorial Gymnasium   10:00 AM
Enclave   11:00 AM
Covington Housing Authority-Taylor Jackson Neighborhood   11:45 AM

The NCSS Book Bus has provided thousands of books to young children and teenagers in the Newton County community since the school system launched the program in 2015.

“The ability to read is fundamental to a child’s success in school,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “There is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. In addition, reading is fundamental to function in today’s society and it is a vital skill in finding a good job. And of course, reading is fun! We want to promote the love of reading and encourage our students to pick up a good book whenever they can and the holiday break is the perfect time to do so.”

According to Fuhrey, the Book Bus is stocked with a wide variety of books for children from infant to young adult.

“There’s something for everyone,” said Fuhrey. “We have books for toddlers learning their first words to story books for elementary kids and chapter books and novels for the older students.”

She added, “The Book Bus offers students a great opportunity to stock up with many exciting books that they don’t have to pay for and never have to return. It’s a great way to build their own personal library.”