Putnam County Schools’ Words on Wheels (WOW) bus has found a new storage location at the bottom of the Putnam County Clerk’s office.
WOW Bus Coordinator Mark Rodgers said the program had previously been storing their extra books in a spare room at Avery Trace Middle School.
“It is a huge benefit,” Rodgers said. “We needed to store the books centrally and we were having to look at a storage space in Baxter and it wasn’t really working for us and now we’re still in Cookeville which works better. We can go east and west, we can load the bus easily.”
Rodgers said the space stores some 5,000 books. As they still continue to receive more donations, he said the larger space will help the organization process and sorting
Rodgers said needing more space is a good problem to have. He said it means that the program has the community buy-in to help it grow and expand its reach.
“The number of books that people give to us and each on is just really a gif tas far as I’m concerned,” Rodgers said. “Because I know someone had a heart to share their resources with someone in the county. It’s just amazing. I can’t help but be excited Putnam County and their heart for literacy and it’s just the most fun program that I’ve been involved with.”