Bookmobile offers literacy help to youths at Mont. children's psychiatric hospital

08/25/2013 | Independent Record (Helena, Mont.)

A Helena, Mont., children's psychiatric hospital is a regular stop for the local public-library bookmobile program, which aims to boost literacy among the students receiving residential treatment. The hospital has a school for about 90 patients, some as young as age 4, so students can maintain their academic skills while in treatment. The bookmobile provides the latest releases among a collection of 3,000 titles, including young adult books, audiobooks as well as puppet books for younger patients, said Bretagne Byrd, the Lewis and Clark Library's full-time bookmobile librarian.

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