Del Valle ISD is taking literacy on the road during summer break to keep students and families engaged through the District’s Book Bus. Families have access to free books, family resources, and more for all grade levels at dozens of stops on Thursdays during June and July.

Each week, district staff load up books and activities on buses for distribution on 11 routes in DVISD neighborhoods. In the first week, the district distributed books to about 100 families. Principals, teachers, and central office staff worked each route to greet children and distribute the materials. Remaining dates for the Book Bus are June 24 and July 15, 22, and 29.

“For kids, summer can be a season rich in play, creativity, and learning,” said Stefanie Carter-Dodson, Director of Literacy, “This event showcases the huge heart for literacy among our staff. The joy of seeing our kids walking away from the buses with an armful of books is a truly special experience.”

For a detailed list of dates, locations, and stop times, visit

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