Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TOP STORY >> Bookmobile honors teen’s memory

The family of Codi Rice made a memorial gift to the Beebe Badger Bookmobile in April.

Codi, who was an employee in the Beebe afterschool program, died in a car accident last October at the age of 19.

Her family selected books about topics that were special to Codi. It is the family’s hope that students, such as those Codi taught in the afterschool program, will benefit from their memorial gift.

In each book, there is a memorial label with Codi’s picture and the following quote, selected by her family:

“In honor of her love of children and her desire to work in education.”

The bookmobile will have an “A” week and a “B” week schedule of stops this summer.

Books may be checked out and returned to any location.

The bookmobile summer travels will be posted and shared in a weekly bookmobile blog with a link on the Beebe Public Schools’ website, www.beebebadgers.org.

The bookmobile will be hosting programs at some of its stops. The bookmobile is seeking volunteers to share their knowledge and experiences with bookmobile patrons.

If you would like to share mementos gathered during your travels, are a terrific storyteller, or have any other unique talents, skills or interests that you would be willing to share with bookmobile patrons, email Kay Calvert at kay.calvert@badger.k12.ar.us or call 501-882-5463, ext. 1042.

Many dates are still available.

The bookmobile welcomes experiences in the community and shares them with students who visit.