Up a winding country road the AMY Bookmobile takes a hard left onto a one lane gravel drive. It travels through a pasture, across a narrow wooden bridge, and into the woods. Here we meet Torin Musick. Torin is 5 years old and homeschooled. Her large blue eyes framed by the lenses of her thick glasses never miss a detail. When Torin has a story to tell she gets so excited her words tumble over each other in a mad rush. Torin is accompanied by her brother and grandmother; she is always first on board and heads straight for her favorite section. “Do you have any new Junie B. Jones???” she asks, and is pleased with my answer. As the rest of the family picks out their books, Torin stays close by my side ready to employ the scanner we share. She carefully scans each book and places it in a bag. “When I grow up I want to be the next Bookmobile Librarian” she tells me glancing at the picture of her on my bulletin board. In it she sits on a five gallon bucket before a wagon she has outfitted with shelves, books, and a sign that reads simply, “BOOKMOBILE”. If all goes well I will retire in 17 years. That will work out just right.

Libraries change lives!

Click here to see Torin and her bookmobile!

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful article. I am proud to say that Torin Musick is my little niece. My mom has read to Torin and her brother, Tyler, since they were babies. When they have done all their homework and chores, they are rewarded with books. What fun to see them choose their books and to see them get more excited over Christmas and birthday books than other toys! Aunt Tracy works in a library and would love to see her niece become a librarian. Your description of Torin fits her to a “T.” 😉

    Aunt Tracy Musick

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