The FLH Bookmobile is on the road once again! Every Tuesday afternoon, the FLH cargo van is loaded up with books and headed out to meet the children and youth at Summerhill or Tides apartment communities.
Over the years, we have seen first hand that many of our neighbors hunger for education and experiences. During Covid, this program was started as part of the Feeding the Mind programming of FLH. We had to suspend our after school club and wanted to stay in touch with the children we served. Also important to us was the desire for the children to keep reading, learning, and growing their potential for the future. Along the way, we met and grew our bookmobile participants to include 65 children and youth.
Volunteers are asked to serve a two hour shift. At 4:00 pm meet at Lake HIghlands UMC, 9015 Plano Road, to load books, tables, campstools, and library bags into the van. The schedule determines if you go to Summerhill or to Firefly to unload and greet kids at 4:30. Book browsing and check out is from 4:30-5:30 and then the van is reloaded before heading back to LHUMC for unloading and storage.
The bookmobile is available on other days to go into different apartment communities. Our library is home to more than 800 books, so we have the inventory for reaching more children. If you are interested in joining the bookmobile team on a regular basis and have a desire to help us grow this area of the ministry - please text or call Katie Castillejos at 469-222-3670
This is a great opportunity for families to serve together - so please feel free to bring your children with you.
TOGETHER WE CAN END HUNGER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!