Library gets new bookmobile ready for service

Long live the bookmobile! Read this story Here. From the Kalamazoo Gazette.

The Kalamazoo Public Library bookmobile may be back on the road as early as next week.

\"We are loading up the new bookmobile right now,\" said
Terry Lason, head of loan-and-outreach services at the
Kalamazoo Public Library.
Library staffers will hold a party at 2 p.m. March 26 to
celebrate the resumption of bookmobile service with a
$140,000 new vehicle purchased from Farber Speciality
Vehicles in Columbus, Ohio.

It will hold 4,000 items and include a cellular-phone
connection that will link a computer to the library\'s main
patron-and-material database. A second computer in the
vehicle will provide patrons access to basic reference
material.

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