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EES new library bus - guest post

EES Bookbus 1

You’ll probably recognise the frog that now adorns the Essex SLS Bookbus! 

We are really grateful to Jim Field for sharing his brilliant drawings with us – so many Oi Frog poses it was difficult to choose!  

Packed with quality fiction and non-fiction books to promote a love of reading, the EES for Schools School Library Service Bookbus is a regular visitor to primary schools in and around Essex, helping them to keep their libraries stocked with good quality and age-appropriate books.

With a new vehicle we had the opportunity to make a statement about the importance and fun of books, reading and great school libraries. To do this we wanted to incorporate into the design a children’s book character that would be recognisable and stand the test of time. Oi Frog ! has quickly become a modern classic. Even better Kes Gray is Essex-based and a regular visitor to local schools as well as supporting our Daisy Primary Library Award that celebrates best practice in school libraries.  

We’re looking forward to sharing all the laugh-out-loud Oi! stories and lots of other great picture books as part of our Storytelling Bookbus service for KS1 and Early Years pupils.

EES Bookbus 2

You can find out more about our full School Library Service offer, including our Bookbus services, here http://www.eesforschools.org/.

“Pupils were excited to see the bus and choose new books. [The Bookbus visit] invigorated interest in books and reading” (Endeavour School)

“There is always an excellent selection of books to choose from so our library is updated regularly. The children enjoy coming on the bus and helping to find new books.” (Canvey Island Infant School)

Sally Harrison, Library Service Manager, School Library Service Team, EES for Schools 


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