“I felt like the ice cream truck!”

We found a way to deliver treats that last longer than ice cream!

The libraries are closed. We are also uncertain of when physical school buildings might finally open. But, we aren’t going to wait. SDRT believes that all kids need print-rich environments at home, which include lots and lots of actual books! From the highly desirable graphic novels all the way to the chunky board books, books of all shapes and sizes flew out of the boxes that were nestled in trunks and displayed in alleys. Our SDRT Mobile Libraries brought hundreds of books to almost 40 homes over the past two weeks!

“I felt like the ice cream truck!”

-Kathie, A volunteer SDRT Mobile Librarian

It wasn’t just our SDRT kids who gravitated toward Harry Potter and Danny and the Dinosaur. Kids came from neighboring apartments bombarded our cars, requesting specific authors and titles. Equipped with masks and hand sanitizer, our SDRT Mobile Librarians were eager to help each and every kid find just the right books that would interest them. Students of all ages left with wide grins and large stacks of reading material, which will satisfy far longer than those treats from the singing truck!

Thank you to those of you who donated so many books to make these SDRT Mobile Libraries happen (and who previously made these happen just a couple of months ago!). Also, thank you to our SDRT Mobile Librarians, who gave up their afternoons to share the love of reading in this summer heat!

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About Melissa Phillips

Melissa Phillips is one of the founders of San Diego Refugee Tutoring and currently serves as its Program Director. She has four incredible children, many years of teaching experience, and a supportive husband who also works in education.

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