This is a specialized vehicle that provides story times and book selection to groups of preschool children in day care settings throughout Montgomery County. Every group of children is visited monthly.
For the current schedule and eligibility for the service, contact MC-NPL Bookmobile and Outreach Services Department at 610-278-5100 ext. 7.
Book Go Round NewsHELLO, FRIENDS!
September brings old and new friends to the Books-Go-Round truck. We will celebrate friendship by saying "hello" in several languages, and we'll sing songs and read stories about getting together.
Standardized testing of students at all grade levels is a topic of discussion these days. Do the arts, movement and creativity -- which aren't easily measured -- have a place in this discussion? A recent study by a West Chester University psychology professor may shed some light. Children at an arts-oriented preschool were found to have decreased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone). Why does this matter? Cortisol is associated with stress. When stress is reduced, executive functioning (decision making) improves. So even though we aren't doing cheek swabs on our bookmobile, we will continue to tell stories, sing, clap and dance. We know it's the right thing to do.