PSJA Library, Transportation Departments unveil Books on Wheels initiative

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SAN JUAN— The PSJA ISD Transportation and Library Services Departments teamed up Tuesday, May 14 to unveil their new Books on Wheels initiative, which aims to offer additional reading opportunities to students and staff.

Through this collaboration, students riding the bus now have direct access to more than 60 eBooks, ranging from graphic novels to non-fiction books, through a scan-to-read QR code service called ABDO.

The QR codes were placed on magnetic strips over the windows as an easy way to swap out books between buses, providing more titles to students and staff as they travel to and from home, or during school trips. 

“Any way we can have access to reading is going to be beneficial for our students,” said PSJA Library Services Director Nora Galvan. “This is a great way to send all these books to all the wonderful kids in our school district. If they read every single book from every single bus, they would have already read 65 books.”

Although the Library Department currently placed these e-books in close to 100 buses, it hopes to eventually have them available on all 152 district school buses.

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