Photos: Top- Supervisor Robert Lovingood gives "high fives" to students at Phoenix Academy. Right- A representative from the San Bernardino County Library reads "Giraffes Can't Dance" to students. Left- Wacko the Magician impresses the crowd with an optical illusion.
This week, students at Phoenix Academy had the exciting opportunity to experience a mobile library and meet with First District Board of Supervisors Robert Lovingood.
Earlier this year, Violet Carter's first grade class wrote letters to Lovingood's office asking when the Apple Valley Library would reopen. The local library temporarily closed two years ago, due to roof damage caused by harsh winds. Prior to the closure, classes from Phoenix Academy would occasionally take "walking field trips" to the nearby library. The letters caught the attention of Lovingood and the County Library system and sparked an idea to bring a mobile library experience to the school. This is the first time that the San Bernardino County Library has brought a mobile library to a school and they are hopeful that this may be the first of many similar experiences at more schools.
The two-day Library Festival kicked off on Tuesday, April 11, with a mobile library organized by the San Bernardino County Library. Classes rotated through the library, at which students had the opportunity to check out books and hear a story read by county library staff. The school's second grade students received a special surprise
when Mr.Lovingood arrived to say hello. Following his visit to the Mobile Library, Lovingood and Principal Mariana Torres visited the first grade class that had written the letters to Lovingood's office. The second day of the Library Festival included a "Magic Show" by Wacko the Magician.
Phoenix Academy and Apple Valley Unified School District would like to extend a huge thank you to Supervisor Lovingood's Office and to the San Bernardino County Library for organizing such an exciting and impactful day for our students!