Checking out, checking up

Schools’ mobile libraries more than just books

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 12:25 p.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Breetany Garcia, 6, listens as Janelle Miller reads Sneezy the Snowman last month at the Montecito Springs apartment complex in Springdale. Miller and instructional assistant Pam Sweeney brought the mobile library of Sonora Elementary School to the area where many of the school's students live.

Breetany Garcia came running out of her ground floor Springdale apartment, her black hair flowing behind her, her snaggle-tooth smile beaming from across a grassy lawn.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Amy Peraza, 8, chooses a book during the mobile library’s stop at the playground on Commons Avenue in Springdale. S...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Alyssa John, a rising second-grader at Sonora Elementary, heads for home with her book selections and snacks from t...

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