Additionally, $85,000 is set aside for upcoming computer replacements and $25,000 is being reserved for the eventual replacement of the district's bookmobile
. The library board bought the current bookmobile
for $175,000 in 2003, and it's nearing the end of its anticipated life span.
Synopsis: Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilson, Michigan delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile
. But the feisty librarian is worried that the bookmobile
's future could be uncertain when a new library board chair arrives and doesn't seem too friendly to her pet project.
However, in 1953, it approved the construction of a Bookmobile
. A 24-foot heated trailer towed by a one-ton panel truck, containing 2,500 books, the Bookmobile
roamed the city, parking for periods of 2.5 to 4 hours in service station or community centre parking lots.
Equipment type: vul 4x4 vans, vul refrigerated vans, vans, small masonry trucks, bookmobile
trucks, 4x2 and 6x4 trucks from 5 to 26 t, 4x4 trucks up to 19 t, snow plowers.
Although Sommer grew up in Pennsylvania, she lived close to the Harford County border and was grateful for access to the Whiteford Library and bookmobile
. She has been a Harford County resident since 1985.
ON THE ROAD: A hen struts near a bookmobile
on an Amish farm in western Kentucky, one of the many rural stops on the library's route.
Before the Works Progress Administration sent packhorse librarians to reach rural Appalachia in the 1930s, there was the bookmobile
. The first of these was created by a Maryland librarian in 1905.
The district polled its staff and community about possible new uses, and received many creative ideas, including a bookmobile
, mobile food pantry, an art center, and a space to reward positive behavior, according to district communications director Tim Adkins.
Their state-of-the-art bookmobile
needed community partners, so they looked to the Ozarks Steam Engine Assn., an institution in the area for the last 55 years whose annual Steam-O-Rama show (with the Southwest Missouri Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn.
Warren County Public Library, established in 1930, conducts its work by bookmobile
at schools and library stations housed and lent by volunteers in their homes, churches and businesses and schools.
Conceived in 2013 to help bridge the city's digital divide, a $30,000 retrofit transformed a former senior bookmobile
into a computer lab on wheels.
Every single place they went to is real except the Bookmobile
is a bunch of different trailers filled with books from different genres).