‘Bess the Book Bus’ comes to Madison

‘Bess the Book Bus’ comes to Madison
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“Bess the Book Bus” made her way around Madison today.

It’s a national program based out of Florida that brings books to underprivileged children in low-income communities.

The bus was parked at Sandburg Elementary School this morning. Children got to select books to keep, participate in special activities and meet Miss Wisconsin.

“It allows them a chance to escape from day to day and the ownership and ability to enjoy a book over and over is priceless,” said Carrie Costree from Madison Reading Project.

Thie book bus is part of a fundraiser and monthlong book drive for the Madison Reading Project.