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News On the Wilkes County Library's new bookmobile. the new bus will be used for years. It cost about $144,000 and was paid for with money left over from the construction of the county's main library building in North Wilkesboro, which opened in January 2000.
The new vehicle is about 4 feet longer and will hold 2,500 books and videos. The old bus held fewer than 2,000.
Patrons will also find lots of Spanish-language materials to serve the county's large Hispanic community.