The FSSD Story Bus program is a free community service offered in the summer by the Franklin Special School District and designed to foster a love of reading in children. It offers reading time and storytelling to children ages 4 through the 4th grade (younger if accompanied by an adult). Children may choose a good book, curl up on a beanbag and read or have books read to them. Whatever the format, children are sure to have a good time aboard the Story Bus. The bus is staffed with certified teachers and paraprofessionals who love reading with children.
Parents may sign their children on board for up to 45 minutes while shopping. This is the amount of time that children generally remain interested and enjoy their stay on the bus. Parents must adhere to the time limit for smooth operation of The Story Bus program. Also, a cell phone number must be provided at the time of drop off in case a parent needs to be contacted.
The Story Bus will be at the locations below June 4 through July 18 (excluding the week of July 1 – 5):
Mondays (June 10, 17, 24, July 8 and 15)
Kroger Independence Square
595 Hillsboro Road
9:00 – 12:00
Tuesdays (June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9 and 16)
(Between Kroger & Target)
3064 Columbia Avenue
Thursdays (June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18)
Publix at Franklin Market Place
1031 Riverside Drive
For more information, please contact Dr. Gina Looney, Story Bus Coordinator, at 615-591-2802.