The Summer Book Bus brings free books to Pinellas

Here’s where to get in on the Summer Book Bus action before it’s over.
Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board

Book lovers, be on the lookout for a big retro rainbow bus through the streets of Pinellas. The Summer Book Bus will make 45 stops from Tarpon Springs to South St. Pete before July 11.

The books (which are all new) are free, thanks to the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB). Each child can take home two books.

“Of course the kids love it,” said Jennifer Dodd, associate communications manager at JWB.

A blue map of Pinellas County with a bus on it, including the text 'Tarpon Springs', 'Dunedin', 'Oldsmar', 'Safety Harbor', 'Clearwater', 'Largo', 'Seminole', 'Pinellas Park' , and 'St.  Petersburg'.  Text at top says Summer Book Bus
The bus full of books runs until July 11.
Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board

Since its launch in 2017, the campaign behind the Summer Book Bus, JWB’s Early Readers, Future Leaders Grade-Level Reading Campaign, has donated over 10,000 books to more than 5,000 Pinellas children.

This year, you still have time to take the bus.

Here’s an online list of where the Rainbow Reading Bus will stop through July 11.

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