The Reading Rover attended the 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Day on the WCU Campus on September 24, 2016. As usual, the event was WCU's largest festival of the year and the Rover's location on the field, near one of the music stages, was highly visible. Many festival goers visited the Rover and climbed aboard for storytime. At the adjacent Fontana Regional Library booth, staff met the public, handed out free books to children, and promoted library services, including new telescopes now available for check out.
The Reading Rover Bookmobile recently received a generous grant from the Jackson County Community Foundation and the Macon County Community Foundation. These foundations have supported the Rover’s efforts for many years. The Reading Rover is appreciative of these funds and the opportunities it allows Rover staff to continue its mission of delivering quality early childhood programming and materials throughout the region.