Books on the Bus (BOB) has had a new wheelchair lift installed so that the mobile books and entertainment program will be accessible to all children this summer.
Sonny Merryman, Inc. donated the wheelchair lift and its installation. BOB spent spring break at Sonny Merryman, Inc.’s headquarters in Evington, Virginia, having the new lift installed.
The Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation was awarded a grant of $850 from the Jesse and Rose Loeb Foundation in 2018 to fund the purchase and installation of an interlock system, a safety feature that prevents a vehicle from starting when a wheelchair lift is in use.
BOB made its debut during the summer of 2018, thanks to the combined efforts of multiple community agencies. BOB traveled more than 1,000 miles bringing books, movement, music and literacy activities in addition to snacks and Power Packs to locations throughout Fauquier County.
The debut summer drew 1,461 visitors from 56 different schools.
For more information about Books on the Bus, see BOB’s website at http://fauquierpreschool.org/bob/. BOB also is on Facebook and Twitter.