MidPointe Library System Prepares to “Roll Out” New Vehicle on National Bookmobile Day
Posted By:  Cari Hillman
Monday, March 26, 2018

MidPointe Library will officially welcome its new Bookmobile into public service during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 11 (“National Bookmobile Day”) at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Liberty Playland, 6845 Van Gorden Road, Liberty Township.  

The public will be invited to step aboard this modern “Library on Wheels” and check out books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and more. Refreshments and prizes will be part of the festivities.  

It’s been 30 years since MidPointe Library navigated a Bookmobile on public streets and roads. Its first Bookmobile operated in 1938, with successors in 1951, 1963, 1971 and 1974.  

Partially funded by a grant from the Institute and Museum of Library Services, the 2018 Bookmobile has the capacity to carry 3,000 items, primarily to patrons living in areas without a library branch (Madison, Wayne and Liberty Townships). However, it does make stops in areas where MidPointe libraries are located (Middletown, West Chester, Trenton and Monroe). Its itinerary includes parks, schools, senior living facilities, community events and other locations.  

A smiling image of MidPointe mascot Shakespurr on the vehicle’s exterior welcomes visitors of all ages.  

This 21st century Bookmobile is also an entertainment venue. During warm months patrons will be encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy programs presented under its side awning. They include MidPointe’s popular children’s storytimes.  

In fact, the Bookmobile will appear at “Storytime at the Park,” presented in partnership with Liberty Township, on the second Mondays of the month April - October from 10 to 11:30 a.m. :  
April 9 at Fort Liberty Playland
May 14 at Liberty Park
June 11 at Reserves Park
July 9 at Dudley Memorial Park
August 13 at Fort Liberty Playland
September 10 at Dudley Memorial Park
October 8 at Reserves Park
Attendees can board the Bookmobile after the storytimes.

Bookmobile’s regular visit schedule is available at www.midpointelibrary.org. A printed calendar is available at MidPointe locations. A Bookmobile visit can be requested by contacting Zach Roberts, Library on Wheels manager, at 513-424-4918 or zroberts@midpointelibrary.org.



 
 
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