Bus company transforms old transport vehicle into a mobile library

  • Five Star Bus Company converted one of its old buses into a library
  • The mobile library will travel to various public schools in the country to promote reading among children
  • Its first visit was in Laoang Elementary School in Laoang, Tarlac last September 9

What was once a passenger bus is now a mobile library.

Image by Five Star Bus Company via Facebook

And what was once a vehicle transporting passengers from one place to another is now a vehicle that brings a learning experience to children across the Philippines.

A bus transport company has recently transformed one of its old vehicles into a mobile library that promotes reading proficiency among the young ones.

Five Star Bus Company, on September 9, launched the “Lakbay Aklatan” that aims to take the library on wheels to different public schools in the country. The bus firm partnered with Hulma Foundation in an effort to encourage children ages 6-7 to read.

“We wan to promote reading proficiency among the youth, so we thought of converting one of our buses into a library that will travel to various public schools in the country,” the bus company said on its Facebook account when it launched the “Lakbay Aklatan” project.

“Lakbay Aklatan aims to improve reading proficiency among kids because we believe that it serves as the foundation to better and quicker learning once the child moves to upper grade levels,” it added.

The project was launched in Laoang Elementary School in Laoang, Tarlac where the mobile library opened its doors to students for reading aloud and open reading session.

Image by Lakbay Aklatan via Facebook

Many Filipinos online were impressed with the bus company’s project with one of them saying: Sana po, madagdagan itong library on wheels ninyo para mas maraming pook na malayo sa kabihasnan ang maabot nito. Napakagandang project po nito. Salamat po.

[We hope that the library on wheels will increase so that you’d be able to reach more places, especially far-flung areas. This is such a wonderful project. Thank you.]