Thanks to the generosity of the Columbia Falls “Bookmobile- a teacher-driven initiative, kids in rural areas such as Coram, Martin City, and Hungry Horse, better known in former days as the “Trapline,”- will now be able to build their own personal libraries in the comfort of their own homes.
These rural towns don’t happen to have a library, so they can choose and keep two books per week as the “Bookmobile” comes right to their abode.
In a world filled with video games, iPhones, and tablets, it’s a joy to watch children ecstatic over receiving books, running around with their cheeks flush with excitement and eager to add to their collection.
The youngsters are encouraged to write their names in the books and start their own library at home, with the younger siblings frequently getting the books passed down to them to enjoy.
Hats off to you Columbia Falls teachers. Many thanks for 9 years of serving these rural communities.
In a world full of video gamers, be a reader.