This converted school bus travels to schools, community centers, museums, parks and other sites throughout the year to promote reading and literacy. Each student who visits the bus receives a free book to promote a love of reading. The book bus includes an inventory of at least 3,000 books for kindergarten through fifth grade readers.

Requesting a Book Bus Visit

You can now submit your request for a visit this summer from the Rolling Thunder Book Bus, presented by American Fidelity! We are accepting requests for March 21 through Aug. 1, 2017, using the form below.
Requests for fall dates (after Aug. 1) will be accepted starting on July 5, 2017.
Please keep the following in mind:

  • The Rolling Thunder Book Bus is limited to traveling within a 25-mile radius of Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Each school may request one Book Bus visit per academic calendar year
  • A Rolling Thunder Book Bus visit lasts approximately one hour and can allow about 50-100 participants.
  • The Book Bus is not available for night or weekend visits
  • Due to high demand for the Book Bus, please list up to four possible dates when submitting a request form

Need more info? Please contact us at or 405.208.4714.
GO Thunder!