The Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties are hoping to expand their mobile library.
The Ruby Read Mobile Library travels to schools and childcare centers in the counties that don’t have access to a full library.
Children are able to browse the shelves and check out a book, then return it the following week when the library comes back.
Ruby Read has books for children up to the 8th grade.
“My goal is really to spread awareness about the importance of literacy,” said Leah Nolan with the Ruby Read Mobile Library. “Technology is kind of taking over. An iPad is just not the same as actually having a book in hand. To have an actual book in hand helps the brain development and social-emotional. That’s all really important to have.”
The Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties is a non-profit and is holding a bookfair fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in Morgantown on April 21.
The event lasts all day, but the Ruby Read Mobile Library will be there from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with fun activities for kids.
Those wishing to support the Literacy Volunteers who can’t attend the bookfair can also order online from April 21-26 at bn.com/bookfairs and enter the ID 12323796 at checkout and the proceeds will go to the organization.