The Barings Book Bus and Hugo's All Star Readers

Educators - We Want Your Students to Enter Hugo's All Star Readers that is sweeping the Carolinas.

Request the Barings Book Bus

WHAT IS THE BARINGS BOOK BUS? WHAT IS HUGO'S ALL STAR READERS?

The Barings Book Bus and Hugo's All Star Readers presentation is a part of the Charlotte Hornets’ “Excellence in Education” initiative.  The purpose and goal of this program is to demonstrate the importance of reading to elementary school children in an effort to address one of Charlotte’s greatest educational issues – youth literacy.

This full-service literacy bus encourages reading and learning programs for youth between the ages of 5 and 11 and holds approximately 3,000 books. The Barings Book Bus travels to elementary schools in the Charlotte area, where Hugo the Hornet will perform an interactive and entertaining program that inspires students to pick up a book and enter Hugo's All Star Readers! After the program, one class from each school will be able to go through the Barings Book Bus and pick out a brand new book to take home.

FEEDBACK ABOUT THE BARINGS BOOK BUS:

"Shiloh Elementary School loved the visit by the Barings Book Bus! Their show was both entertaining and educational. By sharing their love of reading with our students, I am sure they have made a lasting impact on turning our young readers into lifelong leaders. Thank you, Hornets!" -Scott Spencer, Principal of Shiloh Elementary School, Union County Public Schools

"Shiloh Elementary has been so fortunate to partner with the Charlotte Hornets and their Literacy program for several years. Our student body looks forward to their innovative performances and visits to the amazing Barings Book Bus, which help instill a love of reading in our children. The message is heard loud and clear! Thank you, Hornets!! You're the best!" - Mrs. Wendy Barrows, Gr. 4/5 AIG Teacher, Shiloh Elementary, UCPS.

HOW DO YOU GET THE BARINGS BOOK BUS AND HUGO TO COME TO YOUR SCHOOL?

  • To apply for the Barings Book Bus to visit your school, please click here

IS YOUR SCHOOL READY TO ENTER HUGO'S ALL STAR READERS? SEE DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!

  • The Barings Book Bus will arrive approximately 1-hour prior to the start of the program. The presentation is approximately 45-minutes in length
  • The Charlotte Hornets will provide all of the necessary equipment for the show
  • Your School is responsible for providing a private changing area adjacent to the gym / auditorium
  • Your School is responsible for selecting the classroom/students that gets to go through the Barings Book Bus and receive a book. Often schools will select the classroom/students based on:
    • Random drawing 
    • Top 30 most deserving students in the school
    • One top reader from each classroom equaling 30 students
    • Have students choose books that will be donated to the school or classroom library
    • Or any another incentive your school chooses

If you have any further questions, please email bookbus@hornets.com

Thank You Promising Pages

Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that inspires children to achieve their dreams by instilling a love of reading. Promising Pages is a proud provider of re-furbished books annually to the Barings Book Bus.

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