Caroline Naylor, Sharon's grandmother, in 1925. Caroline grew up to be a librarian.
Our bus is a 2003 Chevy Express school bus. It is a small bus that seated 13-16. We purchased it at auction from govdeals in November of 2018.
Here's how the bus looked with all the seats inside.
Our older son helping me inventory books before an event.
Some possibilities here to make the bus accessible.
We discovered early on that younger kids really need to see the covers, so we made two display shelves.
Now all we need is to add the website graphics and redo the "STOP" sign to say "READ."
We bought some great, affordable LED lights on Amazon. Derrick installed them and they have made a HUGE difference inside the bus.
We still use the puck lights for interior shelf lighting. We plan to get a deep cycle battery so that we can run the overhead lights while we are stopped, without having to run the engine.
Here's how the LED lights look from the outside at night. It's fun to come home after dark and see the reflective tape on the bus.
Bus decoration continues, with the important addition of this light-up llamacorn. It was purchased on my first visit to Justice and I can now confirm that I have the design sense of a tween girl :)
I installed the front and back decals. I now have new respect for vinyl graphic installers. We chose the "school bus" font (Franklin Gothic) for the lettering on the sides, front and back .
Both the front and back decals really help people figure out what we do when they see us driving around town.