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Museum Story Time – “Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile” by Gloria Houston

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Date: Friday, August 2, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. EST

Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet. This month we will be doing a fun banjo-art craft!

About “ Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile”

From Gloria Houston and Susan Condie Lamb comes the true story of Miss Dorothy, an enterprising and dedicated librarian who drove a bookmobile to bring books to her neighbors in Appalachia, in this companion volume to My Great-Aunt Arizona. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Dorothy’s dearest wish is to be a librarian in a fine brick library just like the one she visited when she was small. But her new home in North Carolina has valleys and streams but no libraries, so Miss Dorothy and her neighbors decide to start a bookmobile. Instead of people coming to a fine brick library, Miss Dorothy can now bring the books to them—at school, on the farm, even once in the middle of a river!

The book won the American Association of University Women’s North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award and was selected as the Independent Bookseller’s “Inspired Recommendations for Kids.”

About the Author

Dr. Gloria Houston is internationally known as an educator and an author of multi-award winning, best selling books for young readers, as well as a writer of textbooks and other teaching materials. However, she typifies herself as “first, last and always, a teacher.” As an author of critically acclaimed novels and picture books for young readers, her books have won and been listed on more than forty awards and awards lists, with one international award.


July 31
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
(423) 573-1927
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
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