Helping Gus

By: Laura Speakman
By: Laura Speakman

For almost three years Gus the Bus has been going door-to-door; a traveling library for kids of all ages. Last September the grant funding the program, The Reading Road Show, expired.

"For this bus to sit in a parking lot gathering dust when we have this wonderful vehicle full of wonderful material would be a real shame," said Pat Kennedy, coordinator of The Reading Road Show.

The program pushes the importance of early literacy.

"The research indicates that children who are read to on a regular basis as preschoolers enter school ready to learn and more ready to learn," said Kennedy.

Best of all, the kids love it.

"It's really fun. Some of the words that i can read but my teacher and my mom can help me," said Linda Rich, The Reading Road Show reader.
"I like this so much that i would live here," said Albiena Khatmna, The Reading Road Show reader.

WHSV will be hosting a telethon to raise money Friday, April first from four to eleven. The goal is to raise at least $50,000. For more information in this program and the telethon, click here to visit The Reading Road Show Telethon page at

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