Wyoming’s Bookmobiles a Valuable Service

Apr 12, 2017

It’s always a welcome sight when the Laramie County Library System pulls up to your stop.

It’s National Bookmobile Day, so we’d like to give kudos to Wyoming’s two bookmobiles that roll the roads to bring library services to tiny communities, schools, assisted living facilities, day cares, and more. In State FY16, Natrona County Public Library’s bookmobile circulated 21,975 items and Laramie County Library System’s circulated 13,235.

The Natrona County Public Library bookmobile, ready to roll.

National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, April 12, 2017) celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day. Wyoming’s two bookmobiles are among more than 650 nationwide (per Institute of Museum and Library Services FY14 data) that expand library services beyond building walls.

Enjoying a children’s book on the Natrona County Public Library’s bookmobile.

Bookmobiles give far-flung patrons a chance to browse the shelves for a great read, with assistance from the stellar library employees who work in Wyoming libraries.

Laramie County’s bookmobile shelves have quite a selection so patrons can find that next great read.

National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity for bookmobile fans to make their support known—through thanking bookmobile staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders.

The event is coordinated by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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