Bookmobile Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 9, 2016

The Library will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 10th at noon to celebrate the unveiling of the new Lottie Ellis Bookmobile. The event will include comments by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, tours of the new bookmobile, and light refreshments. All are invited to attend this event.

The previous bookmobile, like any older vehicle, was started to show signs of serious wear. The last time the bookmobile was replaced was in 1996 with the help of a state grant. Knowing that the bookmobile was aging and would need to be replaced, the Library Board had been setting aside money toward a new vehicle. A Hudson-Ellis grant helped secure full funding and, in May 2016, the Library purchased a 2016 Ford Transit 350 as its new full-size vehicle. This upgraded bookmobile would allow for new programs and services to be offered to bookmobile users.

The new bookmobile will carry books for all ages; AV materials including CD-Books and a small collection of DVDs; plus magazines and paperback books. It will be equipped as a Wi-Fi hotspot and will have laptops available for use both on the bookmobile and for the series of computer classes that will be offered as part of the bookmobile’s outreach services. On-the-go programing will also include story hours at day care centers and book discussion groups at senior centers and other facilities.

The bookmobile will be making appearances at local events and festivals in Boyle County, and will embark on a grand tour throughout the county. Boyle County residents who are interested in having the bookmobile visit their neighborhood are encouraged to call Outreach Librarian Brittany Smith at the Library for a request of service.