Western Allegheny Community Library, in partnership with West Allegheny School District and Monark Student Transportation operates a Book Bus. This mobile library resource is a both a bookmobile and an extended outreach program to foster early literacy and Kindergarten readiness for the area’s youngest children.
Research shows that children begin their journey as readers and writers from the time they are born. From birth through Kindergarten, young children acquire basic literacy skills through experiences with language and printed materials. Studies indicate that early exposure to books greatly impacts future success in reading and writing. Unfortunately, not all children have access to these materials prior to entering school. The Book Bus and its outreach programs will have the capacity to significantly impact the literacy journey of the community’s youngest readers.
The Bus accommodates shelving for books as well as storage and child-friendly reading areas. Our collection includes picture books, early readers, board books, nonfiction titles as well as chapter books for older readers, young adult titles and even some bestsellers for adults.
Coming to a Neighborhood Near YOU
The Book Bus is always traveling around town circulating books! Book Bus stops will be at various locations throughout Findlay, North Fayette, and Oakdale. Check our events calendar for details.
Help Us Drive the Bus
In lieu of book donations, the Book Bus partnership welcomes monetary contributions to assist with collection expansion and ongoing operation costs. Individuals interested in donating may drop by the library or send checks payable to:
Western Allegheny Community Library
181 Bateman Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
The partnership has received generous financial support from North Fayette Township, Findlay Township, Oakdale Borough, West Allegheny Education Association, West Allegheny Foundation, Kehm Oil Company, W.A.F.E.L., Clinton Festival of Lights, Crossroads Preschool, Helping Hands Preschool, North Fayette Police Youth Fund, Lexington Manor Apartments, and Donaldson, McKee, & Wilson Elementary School PTAs.