In Indiana: Here Comes the Bookmobile

This was no ordinary bus. Anybody could tell as much from the fact that folks are being welcomed aboard by a human-sized cat of polka-dotted green. The mimic cat, it turns out, is named Readmore. And he—or she, or it—is part of the crew of this onetime school bus that the Indiana department of public instruction has dressed up as a roving Read-A-Rama, or bookmobile. The rig has rolled into leafy Claypool (pop. 464), the smallest of 102 cities and towns on its route, to stir up interest in reading by giving some books...

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