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Literacy on Wheels: Books on Bikes

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I’m so excited for today’s guest post from Julia Travers, because this organization is a great one! Read below to see how you can get involved with a great community program!
For some students, a break from school means a break from books. For elementary students, book access is crucial to literacy development. Books on Bikes is a program in which teachers and librarians from Charlottesville City Schools load books into bike baskets and deliver them to local neighborhoods. You can see videos of their work on their site, volunteer, start your own chapter, make donations, and also buy books for them that they’ve requested on this Amazon page. As well as being important, being read to and reading stories is fun and a big part of a kid’s world. Books on Bikes also brings along friendly service dogs and offers Freezy pops, warm, clothes, and cocoa, depending on the season.

books and bikes

Literacy on Wheels: Books on Bikes

Books on Bikes, Image credit: Books on Bikes, 2015 parade, Image credit: http://www.booksonbikescville.org/books-on-bikes-bike-parade-2015/

On Newsplex.com, member Stacy Diaz says,

“Kids love to read, so just to allow them to choose their own book, that they might be interested in and have something to read over break, is great for them.”

In June, they hosted their second Bike Parade, ending at the JMRL Summer Reading Kickoff Hullabaloo at the Central Library downtown, with help from local police and groups such as the Charlottesville Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee and Community Bikes.


Books on Bikes, 2015 parade, Image credit: http://www.booksonbikescville.org/books-on-bikes-bike-parade-2015/

Books on Bikes led a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014 and members have presented their work at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. They also ran Books on a Bus book delivery in summer 2015 and they have given out hundreds of books. You can find out more about this organizations’ work on their site as well as view their calendar and get in touch on their team contact page.

 

Julia Travers, 2016

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Friday Favorites 1/8

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Welcome to the first Friday Favorites of 2016! I hope you’re all excited for a wonderful year of blogging, events, and new friends! I can tell this year is going to be awesome. First up, if you’re new to Virginia Bloggers, make sure you’re following us on  Facebook,  TwitterInstagram, & Pinterest to stay up to date on events & more. You can also join our Facebook group which is a great place for networking!

I’ve got lots of events in the works so stay tuned for those and if you’re interested in hosting a blogger event in your area, leave a comment below and let me know!

Alright, let’s go ahead and jump into some Friday Favorites sharing!

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  • You can add one post per week! It does not need to be about a specific theme or topic, but you do have to be a blogger in the state of Virginia.
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Friday Favorites- Merry Christmas!

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I know things will be a little quiet on the blogging front today but we’re going to leave the link up open for a little while so add your blog post whenever you find the time! Here are a few highlights from last week:

I love love love this post from Alicia Tenise about what brands should know when working with bloggers. You’ll relate to it as a blogger and if you’re ever on the business side, keep these things in mind!

Since we could all use a few shortcuts in the holiday season, check out this quick tip for shredding chicken fast!

You don’t need to wait until January to put your health first. Here are a few ways to stay healthy during the holidays (none of which require giving up your favorite things!)

Ok now it’s your turn to share!

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Share your post on Friday Favorites:

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  • If you are not a member and do not have the member badge, then please add a link back to this page so other local bloggers can join the fun!
  • You can add one post per week! It does not need to be about a specific theme or topic, but you do have to be a blogger in the state of Virginia
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Friday Favorites 12/18

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One week until Christmas! I know it’s a busy time of year so let’s jump right in!

I highly recommend you whip up a batch of these hot chocolate cookies from Culinary Envy. What a perfect hot chocolate companion!

If you really want to just make your house smell amazing for the holidays, then try this DIY Holiday Stove Top Scent from Fancy, Frugal + Fit.

And lastly, BoldHeartMama reminds us to make some time and space for ourselves. It can be a crazy time of year so don’t forget to rest.

Ok, time to start SHARING!

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Share your post on Friday Favorites:

  • If you are a Virginia Bloggers MEMBER, you do not need to worry about adding a button or link to your post, as long as you have the membership button on your blog!
  • If you are not a member and do not have the member badge, then please add a link back to this page so other local bloggers can join the fun!
  • You can add one post per week! It does not need to be about a specific theme or topic, but you do have to be a blogger in the state of Virginia

 

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Friday Favorites- 12/11

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Ok before we dive into today’s link up I just want to get sappy for a minute and tell you all how much I LOVE this link up. It’s such a perfect way to see what everyone is up to and it just makes me feel so connected to the blogging community in Virginia. So thank you all for taking time to participate! Alright, here are a few favorites from last week’s link up:

This sparkling gift guide from JVKrom has me allllll excited about the holidays! ‘Tis the season for sparkle!

This oatmeal cranberry brulee from Culinary Envy might be one of the most beautiful ways to eat oatmeal. I’m sure it’s delicious, too.

For those of you in Richmond, this guide for local Christmas gifts is perfect. Amazing gifts that support the local community. Win-win.

Ok, now it’s your turn!

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Share your post on Friday Favorites:

  • If you are a Virginia Bloggers MEMBER, you do not need to worry about adding a button or link to your post, as long as you have the membership button on your blog!
  • If you are not a member and do not have the member badge, then please add a link back to this page so other local bloggers can join the fun!
  • You can add one post per week! It does not need to be about a specific theme or topic, but you do have to be a blogger in the state of Virginia
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