News Release
Janet Sanders
Office: 661.869.6304
June 21, 2023
Books on the Bus Returns on all GET Buses
Bakersfield, CA — Golden Empire Transit along with the Kern Literacy Council is excited to announce the return of GET’s Reading Express. The Kern Literacy Council provided all the books to allow GET to return the Books on the Bus after the COVID Pandemic. Sometimes riding the bus can be hard with busy children, but not on the GET bus! All GET fixed route buses offer The Reading Express. The Reading Express is an on-board library geared for children from infants to 3rd grade.
Currently all GET buses are stocked with a selection of children’s books for kids to read while commuting with their parents.
“The Reading Express has many benefits. It exposes kids to books and the world of literacy. The program also offers busy parents an opportunity to interact positively with their children during their daily commute. And, above all, this program gives children who may not have books in the home easy access to them while going about their everyday life” said Karen King, CEO of GET Bus.
GET is privileged to receive an abundant supply of books from the Kern County Literacy Council. According to Ian Anderson with the Kern Literacy Council, “we are excited to partner with GET to bring the Councils mission to empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives through literacy education.” Enjoy a book while riding the GET Bus.