Let me take a moment to introduce you to our wonderful 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known as the little book bus.
The little book bus delivers free gently used and new books to children throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Our mission is to promote a love of reading by delivering free books allowing children to have a positive and fun experience with reading.
By fostering a love of reading in our young children, we are able to aid them in building their literacy skills to become accomplished readers.
Reading is an invaluable asset that builds language skills, expands the imagination, develops the mind, allows one to discover new things, and is a skill that should be developed by everyone.
When the little book bus arrives, children board the bus and are given the opportunity to choose a book that piques their interest.
Allowing children the choice to pick their own book is one of the first steps to cultivating a love of reading.
There will be no pressure or expectations, just the freedom to find a book that they enjoy.
Making reading fun and engaging is another key step in cultivating a love of reading.
Donated books will be given to children throughout our community to allow them to build their home libraries.
By fostering a love of reading, we are expanding imaginations and creating lifetime learners in our communities.