If you’ve got a child in the Johnson City School District who has read through all of their books and is hungering for new material, keep an eye out for the Johnson City Bookmobile.

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The Johnson City bookmobile is the brainchild of Elementary Reading Teacher and Bookmobile organizer, Bethany Earl who told WBNG that her little library on wheels has been running for eight years.

In an interview with the television station, Earl explained, "They come on, they check a book out just like they would at the library, but there's no card or anything like that, no due dates, and then they can return it the following week or whenever they make the chance to getting back on the bus."

According to Jonathan Masiulionis, President of Empowered Publicity, reading with your children and encouraging your children to read is crucial all of the time, but especially much during a trying or difficult time such as a global pandemic. "Children's books provide healing even more than things we typically think heal ourselves in the process," says Masiulionis.

Your children can visit the Johnson City Bookmobile each Tuesday in the month of August from 10:00 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. and Greens Field- Northside Park, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center, and from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Floral Ave Park.

Social distancing is practiced by only allowing two children on the bus at a time. Masks must be worn and hand sanitizer applied before getting on the bus and again after getting off of the bus. Books are cleaned before being returned to the shelves.

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