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School bus getting students excited about reading in Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Summer break doesn't mean a departure from reading for students in Plainfield, instead, some of the youngest readers are staying sharp in one-of-a-kind library.  

Little learners filled the back of a bus on Wednesday morning for a journey you can only find in a book. 

A Plainfield school bus was recently converted into a mobile library and stuffed with books. It’s been dubbed "discovery."

It was donated by Dattco, and less than 2 weeks in, parents said it's already a huge hit with children.  

“It gives them something to look forward to in the morning,” Cindy Savone, who is a grandparent in Plainfield, said.

Plainfield's superintendent said that the bus makes about 20 stops per week. It is averaging roughly 200 students per week since they started.

Educators said they feel Discovery will keep young minds engaged in reading even during the lazy summer months. Volunteer readers are enjoying it too.

“I work in an office and it’s been years since I've been at a school to see all these children that want books in their hands over the summer time,” Darlene Hill,  who is a volunteer, said. “It's something that's just a phenomenal thing for Plainfield."

The bus runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 12.

For a schedule of the Discovery bus, click here.

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