GISD's Book Bus

Book Bus - Read and Be Free


The Book Bus's next big stop will be EduFest!! Come see us at McGuire Dent on October 5th from 10am-2pm. 


Books checked out from the Bus can be returned to the student's home campus.


The GISD Book Bus is a collaboration of the Galveston Independent School District (GISD) and the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation (GEF). GISD is committed to an initiative entitled “Ready, Set, Read Above” for all elementary school students in the district. The goal of this initiative is to ensure all students are reading on or above grade level by the end of third grade. One of the barriers currently inhibiting the district’s success at reaching this goal is the progress that is lost over the summer when students, particularly economically disadvantaged students, do not have access to their classroom and campus libraries. The Book Bus is a mobile library that offers the solution of bringing the library to students where they are: their neighborhoods. The Book Bus will operate in the same capacity as a school library. However, it will serve all students in our community, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, regardless of where they are enrolled in school.