On April 30, the Deer Park Education Foundation’s Strides for Schools fun run will not only raise funds for teachers’ wish lists, but will also feature the launch of the school district’s revamped book bus.
Foundation coordinator Jennifer Torres said race participants will be the first to experience the bus, which is being transformed into a “library on wheels”. The bus had the seats removed and the shelves installed. The Foundation also organizes a book drive during the Fun Run to help stock the shelves. Torres said new or lightly used books of all genres and age levels are welcome.