James Madison University

Welcome to the Reading Roadshow

The Reading Road Show is a mobile literacy program that provides an opportunity for children and their families to share story time and participate in a book exchange program. The Gus Bus is the Reading Road Show’s mobile literacy vehicle. Look for the Gus Bus in your neighborhood and learn more about this wonderful opportunity for the whole family!

Cool Fact: In 2013 approximately 7,297  visits were made to the Gus Bus by children during neighborhood stops in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Page County! The Gus Bus also distributed approximately 5,111 food bags!

Interested in learning more about the Gus Bus program and volunteering opportunities? Check out the video below! We are currently looking for volunteers to help on the Gus Bus at neighborhood stops, during our afterschool programming at two local elementary schools, and work as a tutor with elementary aged students. Contact  Jolynne at bartl2jx@jmu.edu for more information!