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The Lit Limo is making stops around Richmond

Posted at 7:59 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 07:59:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Summer is about playtime, but it's also a time when kids can forget what they learned just a few months ago.

"There's been lots of studies done about 'Summer Slide,'" Richmond Public Schools Instructional Specialist Judy Deichman said. β€œIt happens every summer with our kids because they're not engaged with books on a regular basis like they are in school. This is to help with that."

Richmond Public Schools' Lit Limo is a library on wheels that makes stops in Richmond neighborhoods.

Every child who visits the Lit Limo will receive a book, be able to participate in a read aloud, and sign up for a Richmond Public Library card. The kids get to keep the books they choose.

"It's that hooking them in," Deichman said. β€œOne thing we have found is letting kids choose what they want to read. Student choice is a big part of getting that love for reading."

Playtime is great exercise, but exercising the brain over the summer can open up a whole new world to children.

Building a love of reading is Building Better Minds.

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