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The Story Bus Plus 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 Plus. 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. For smooth operation of The Story Bus Plus program, parents must adhere to the time limit. 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 Plus will be at the locations below June 5 through July 14 (excluding the week of July 3 – July 7):

Mondays:  June 5, 19 and July 10th   
Franklin Estates Mobile Home Community
700 West Meade Blvd.
9:00 – 12:00

Between Kroger & Target
3064 Columbia Avenue

Publix at Franklin Market Place
1031 Riverside Drive

For more information, please contact Gina Looney, Story Bus Plus Coordinator, at 615-591-2802.