The Jungle Bus




Jungle Bus One Year Anniversary Video

Troup County School System loves to see our roving bookmobile, The Jungle Bus! This jungle-themed reading machine started as a collaborative effort to share the love of reading and put books into the hands of children. Thanks to TCSS, United Way's Success By Six, Rotary Club, TCSS Transportation, and countless other community partners, The Jungle Bus has made 100 stops to neighborhoods, schools, early learning centers, and community events. They have provided over 3,000 books for children to take home and read with their families. All of this within the first year of operation!  

Visiting The Jungle Bus is an adventure in and of itself as Jungle Jama and Reading Ranger sing, share reading facts, read books, and give families a chance to get on the bus and choose a free book they can keep forever! 


The idea of a themed bookmobile generated in 2016 when several reading advocates attended a Get Georgia Reading conference in South Georgia. The project received funds from local community entities and the governor’s office. Marketing students from THINC College & Career Academy branded the bus as a class assignment that quickly turned into a contest. The jungle themed wowed all the judges so it stuck. 

One Year Celebration!

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Additional Info

Meet Jungle Jama

Meet Reading Ranger

*** October VISITS:

Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Law Enforcement's National Night Out in the Planet Fitness parking lot

Thursday, October 10 from 9:30 am-11:30 am- a visit to Susan's Early Learning Center

Thursday, October 17 from 9:30 am-11:30 am- a visit to Happy Days Early Learning Center

Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm Chili Cook-Off on the Square

Sunday, October 27 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Community Trunk or Treat at First United Methodist Church

***dates are often updated and are subject to change. Please email Nicole Kennedy at for more information!