Today, April 10, is National Bookmobile Day, and we’d like to give some kudos to Wyoming’s two bookmobiles serving residents of Natrona County and Laramie County. Nationally, more than 650 bookmobiles bring library services to their wider communities.
Natrona County Library Bookmobile
The Natrona County Library Bookmobile travels thousands of miles a year making over 100 stops each month to rural schools, towns, subdivisions, daycares, retirement homes, and other locations in the county. Thanks to the Bookmobile, patrons have the same opportunities they would have if they came to the Main Library. The Bookmobile includes more than five thousand books, movies, and more, and is one of the most heavily used collections. Its impact extends beyond Casper to Mills, Evansville, Paradise Valley, Bar Nunn, and Alcova. More than 8,000 patrons visit the Bookmobile every year, checking out over 17,000 items, and more than 6,000 children attend over 600 StoryTimes. Being able to provide library services and reading to the children of our county is not only needed but a rewarding service that the Natrona County Library is proud to provide.
The Natrona County Library Bookmobile follows a two-week schedule. The public is welcome at all Bookmobile stops. Patrons can apply for library cards, check out items, request items from any Wyoming library for delivery at a Bookmobile stop, or return items from other libraries to the Bookmobile. View the weekly schedule on NCL’s website.
Laramie County Library System Bookmobile
Laramie County Library System has been offering a bookmobile service to the residents of Laramie County for at least 35 years. The bookmobile is a mobile libraries that brings library services to those who may not be able to access a traditional library building. There are community stops, school and daycare visits, and rural stops in Albin and Carpenter. It is also the library liaison at many community events. Find out where the LCLS bookmobile will be next!