IMG_2183_1It was a beautiful sunny morning, one perfect for a bike ride.  To make it even better, there were 250 free books to deliver to the elementary school in Fort Davis.  What a great combination: books and bikes!

Elaine Harmon, Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library secretary, organized a team of fifteen volunteers for the “Ride for Reading” event in Fort Davis, to the delight of the children in grades pre-K through 5th.  Eleven bicyclists equipped with back packs full of books pedaled up main street on Friday, May 9th from Memorial Square to the school where they were greeted by 110 smiling faces.

The January event had been so successful at the school that the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library decided to repeat it during the “National Ride for Reading Week.” Principal Allison Ryan Scott welcomed the riders as they rolled into the gymnasium.  Park Ranger Bill Manhart recited the oath for the children to promise to read and share their books by recycling them, and to wear bike helmets whenever they ride their bicycles.Ride for Reading, May 2014

The 250 age-appropriate books were donated by Better World Books and the event was sponsored by the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library.  Thank you to Elaine and everyone who made this a wonderful experience once again.