We Need Your Help to Purchase a Book Rover

Raised: $142,615

Goal: $170,000

84% Complete

What Is the Book Rover and How Will It Help Children?

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The Book Rover is a custom cargo vehicle that will allow library staff to take books and other resources to child care centers in the Columbia, Ashland and Fulton. We estimate there are 1,500 underserved preschoolers in these areas who cannot easily visit the
library. The Book Rover will allow us to take the library to them. As time and staffing allow, the Book Rover will visit other groups as well.


How will my gift help?

Long-term research shows that students who are not reading at grade level by the 3rd
grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Making sure underserved preschoolers have access to books and other great programming is critical for their school-readiness skills.

Your tax-deductible gift will help the library to purchase the Book Rover, which in turn will help set children on the path for a successful school experience before they even enter kindergarten.

Have questions? Contact Melia Douglass at mdouglass@dbrl.org or (573) 443-3161.