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Summer Book Mobile Deemed Successful
Thursday Aug 10, 2017 9:39am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Children select books at the final Sturgis Public School Book Mobile of the summer (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(STURGIS) – Wednesday was the last day for the summer Book Mobile in Sturgis.

The Book Mobile made it's way to Sturgis three times over the course of the summer. The idea was to get books into the hands of students of all ages and encourage them to read during their break from classes.

Wenzel School Principal Nick Herblet says each of the events was well attended, and the kids were grabbing up a lot of books. ...... {LISTEN}.

Tracie Pueschel, the Title 1 Teacher at Wenzel School says the Book Mobile seems to have reached more children than other programs in the past. ...... {LISTEN}.

The Book Mobile, along with the Sturgis Summer Reading Program, was done as a replacement for summer school. Information shows that students who read regularly during the summer come back to school and retain information better.

The Book Mobiles stopped at four locations around the City; The Village Manor, Memory Lane, Sturgis Bowl and Langrick Park. In addition, the first 75 students that showed up at each site received a free lunch.

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