The Dream Bus is partnering with Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR) sites and community centers to make bimonthly book drops at 23 locations throughout the City of Madison this winter.

MSCR school sites will make books available to its students enrolled in on-site education or after-school care. Community centers will make books available to all center visitors to use on site.

The Dream Bus will also accept returns when doing box dropoffs, and it will accept library card applications from facilities and individuals. Cards will either be provided for pickup at the facilities or mailed out.

There will be no service December 24–25 or December 31–January 1, and due to MSCR not having kids on site during winter break, the Dream Bus will not deliver to those locations December 21–January 1.

Although kids can’t browse items or choose titles due to public health restrictions, Dane County Library Service Library Assistant Amy Winkleman fills the Dream Bus with popular materials.

The Dream Bus is a collaborative effort of Madison Public Library, Madison Public Library Foundation and Dane County Library Service that’s designed to create access to library materials for populations facing transportation barriers. The foundation is grateful to the Dream Bus lead and supporting donors that make its operations possible.

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