DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky.— Meadow Lands Elementary School has kept learning "hopping" throughout the summer, hosting a variety of educational opportunities for students during the break.

The Leaping Lunch Library travels around the MLES district with a wi-fi enabled school bus, giving children an opportunity to connect to the internet for research and learning. The bus includes a library of books and reading materials available for the children to take home to keep literacy skills active during the summer.

The Leaping Lunch Library also partners with the DCPS Summer Feeding Program, serving free lunches to anyone age 18 or younger.

The Leaping Lunch Library will conclude its summer series on Tuesday, July 28. The anticipated schedule includes stops at Town and Country at approximately 10:30 a.m. and at the swimming pool area at Colony Estates around 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Leaping Lunch Library, contact program coordinator Teresa Howard, a fourth-grade teacher at MLES, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meadow Lands Elementary School has also offered a Summer Blast Off reading camp for incoming kindergarten students throughout the summer. The final session is from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the school, 3500 Hayden Road. The DCPS Transportation Department provides free bus service for children attending this camp; and free breakfasts and lunches are provided through the DCPS Summer Feeding Program.

The program provides special support for young readers to help them begin the school year with the skills they need to succeed. MLES kindergarten teachers are nurturing a love for reading through Reading Eggs computer software and other literacy programs.

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