On behalf of the students and staff at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School (OGBES), thank you for your generous donation of books to our Summer Book Bus! We are thrilled to begin this exciting program in June and continue it throughout the summer. Our mission is to increase or maintain reading levels throughout the summer! Our mobile book bus will travel throughout neighborhoods in our community and make four stops on Tuesday evenings. We will allow OGBES students to check out three books at a time. We also hope to provide materials to parents who stop by the bus.

If you’d like to volunteer with the book bus this summer or at OGBES during the 2015-2016 school year, please contact Mary Valenza, Communities in Schools Site Coordinator at 804-230-5800 or by email at mvalenza@cisofrichmond.org, or Susan Ryan, Micah coordinator for RRCB, at 804-282-6321 or by email at susanryan1@verizon.net.