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Reading Rover
33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

828-488-2382
Fax: 828-488-2638

Technical & Outreach Services: Joan Lackey

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The Reading Rover Bookmobile
Bringing the library to area child care centers since 1999


The Reading Rover, a cooperative project with Smart Start / Region A
Partnership for Children
, is a mobile unit serving preschoolers and child care providers throughout Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary with story times, teacher and parent workshops, teaching aids and parenting and family resources. The Rover is funded by Smart Start as well as by local library funds. Additional support comes from area Friends of the Library and civic groups, North Carolina Community Foundations and private donations. To learn more, download our brochure (pdf).
 

See below for the current schedule.

Please note the Rover is
off-road in January and July.

 

Our storyteller enthralls young readers.

The storyteller reads stories to preschoolers and leads them in learning songs/rhymes, the Rover driver, Joan Lackey, assists teachers in selecting library materials for their classrooms. At some centers the children select their own library books from the Rover. Books, puzzles, music, puppets, and storytelling kits from the Rover help teachers of young children make learning fun.

Anyone with a FRL library card can check out materials from the Reading Rover. Items from the Rover can be returned to the Rover or to any FRL location.

Rover driver Joan Lackey helps children select just the right book.

In addition, Outreach Services Librarian, Carol Grise, offers training classes to childcare teachers, giving tips on selecting age-appropriate books for the classroom and offering assistance in using the variety of Rover puppets, storytelling kits and books for teaching pre-reading skills. Training classes are also offered to parents for teaching skills on using library materials to develop pre-reading skills at home.

The Reading Rover Bookmobile visits 26 childcare centers in our service area, bringing storytime and library materials "to the door" with the purpose of strengthening pre-reading skills.

Summer Reading Program
Since the Rover is "off the road" in July, we run the Rover Summer Reading Program in May and June. All classrooms visited by the Reading Rover are encouraged to participate by keeping a classroom reading record and by checking out many Rover books to meet their reading goal.

June 2014
 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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3

9:00 - Cullowhee Kids
10:00 - WCU

4

9:00 - Bright Adventures
10:30 - Bryson City HS

5

9:15 - Blue Ridge

9:45 - MMO
10:30 - Cashiers Valley

10:45 - Hampton School

 


6

9:00 - Early Learning
10:00 - Webster Ent.
10:30 - Webster

12:00 - Heritage Christian

9
Off Road

 

 

10

9:30 - New Horizons

11

8:30 - Kidz Playhouse

9:30 - Fairview HS A&B
10:30 - Pam's Childcare

12

9:15 - Dora Reed Center
10:00 - Agelink CC-Qualla
11:15 - Big Cove



13

8:30 - Just Like Home

9:30 - Log Cabin-Swain

11:00 - Kaleidoscope



16

Off Road

17

9:00 - Trimont

 

18

9:00 - Children's Discovery
10:00 - Great Beginnings
10:45 - Pruitt House

19

9:00 - Little Hands-Swain
10:30 - Lots-A-Tots


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Off Road

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Off Road

25

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27

Off Road

30

Off Road

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Off Road

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Off Road

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Off Road

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Off Road

 

 

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