Monday 16 September 2013

Not your Grandmother's Bookmobile...

  There's a cool, new, red-hot vehicle travelling Valley roads this
September.  The Annapolis Valley Regional Library recently purchased a new
bookmobile to serve rural residents.  Cool and bookmobile are not two words
you usually see together, but we think the next generation bookmobile is pretty
awesome looking.

  Sprinter vans are high enough that people can stand up inside them and
come in various sizes.  It's the same kind of large van used by FedEx. With
Blue Efficiency technology this vehicle will provide a much more economical
way for the regional library to provide outreach services to its rural

  Scotia Emergency Vehicle Systems customized the interior of the van
complete with removable book carts, a checkout desk, and an awning for
storytimes.  The flexibility of the new vehicle allows the library to serve
a variety of users with one vehicle.  Previously a bookmobile bus was used
for community stops and a van was used to deliver to institutions and
satellite sites.

  Designed with bold graphics and the tagline Driven to Read, the new
bookmobile is sure to be a head-turner and will serve as a marketing tool
for the library as well.  The public will start seeing it on the road when
service to community stops, satellite sites, schools and institutions
begins on September 17.

--Wendy Kearnes, Outreach Services Manager

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