Lafayette Public Library unveils Its new mobile branch

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LAFAYETTE, La. (Lafayette Public Library)- The Lafayette Public Library will officially unveil its new Bookmobile on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (National Bookmobile Day) at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 W. Congress Street, downtown Lafayette.

Media tours will begin at 12:00 p.m., followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m. The public will be invited to step aboard the mobile library and experience the new mobile branch until 4:00 p.m.

The Bookmobile is 32 feet long, ADA-compliant, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot. The vehicle will be stocked with a diverse collection of books, DVDs and audiobooks available to check out as part of its outreach services. It allows the Library to step up service to all Lafayette Parish residents outside of its nine bricks-and-mortar locations. The Bookmobile, along with Outreach Services, will provide the library services that patrons look for, such as computer classes, crafts, STEM activities and early literacy programming.

“This project is a game changer for the Lafayette Public Library,” said Amy Wander, Outreach Services Librarian. “Now we have the ability to bring the library to patrons, wherever they are. We understand that we have seniors and families in our parish interested in library services, but may not have the mobility or transportation to access the branch nearest them. The Bookmobile will be a way we can improve equity of library services across the parish.”

The Go Go Biblio logo and Bookmobile wrap were designed by the talented staff of Right Angle. It features photos of the many ways that our community interacts with library services. The Go Go Biblio Bookmobile’s slogan is “Adventure at every turn!”

Celebrated annually during National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

For more information about the Bookmobile or other library services, please visit http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/.

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