Dean Transportation and Schuler Books recently announced a partnership that will bring a virtual story time to kids through the remainder of the summer.
Even better, the popular children’s books, supplied by Schuler Books, will be read to students by bus drivers around the state.
“COVID-19 has uprooted the schedules and daily lives of children across the state, which can cause a lot of confusion and stress for kids,” Dean Transportation President and CEO Kellie Dean said. “We created the Dean Transportation Story Time series to give students some consistency and positivity through weekly FaceTime with their favorite bus drivers.”
The series premiered on Dean Transportation’s Facebook page in late May. New videos are posted every Monday and Wednesday.
“This story time partnership allows us to put our passions for reading and community involvement into practice,” Schuler Books Event Coordinator Samantha Hendricks said. “The pandemic has been an overwhelmingly difficult time for families everywhere, and we’re proud to partner with Dean Transportation to promote normalcy and healing through books for children throughout the state.”
The bus drivers are said to be thrilled to be able to connect with and bring joy to the students they transport. “We’re thankful Schuler Books was on board to get this program going,” said Dean.
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