Library Services on Wheels
In observation of National Bookmobile Day, Carmen Clark, bookmobile librarian for Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, MT is providing a guest post today. A few years ago, the Bozeman Public Library realized that there is a need for a mobile library in our rapidly growing city. After a very successful fundraising campaign by the Bozeman Library Foundation, our wish became a reality. On July 3rd 2017 we started our new Bookmobile program. We serve schools, assisted living facilities, mobile home parks and neighborhoods throughout Bozeman and Gallatin County. The Bookmobile functions as a mobile branch of the Bozeman Public Library. We carry materials for ages 1-101. Everyone is welcome on the Bookmobile. We carry board books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction books, fiction and non-fiction books for Teenagers, fiction and non-fiction books for adults and Large Print books for our elderly patrons. We also carry DVDs, audio books and Playaways as well as board games. Our board games are very popular, we are having a hard time keeping them stocked on the Bookmobile. The bookmobile visits our regular stops twice a month and we also have time to do special stops like the Farmers Market, the County Fair, the Christmas Stroll, and the Roller Derby etc. The community has been very positive about the bookmobile service and here are a few of the comments we have received: “This place is so cool; it’s like a reading train.” (5-year old boy) “I am so glad there is a library. You k...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Public Libraries bookmobile outreach Source Type: news
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