Wednesday, April 11 is National Bookmobile Day, a celebration of the more than 930 bookmobiles and dedicated bookmobile staff that provide vital library services to their communities. The occasion is an opportunity for Americans to express their support for these important mobile institutions. For over 100 years, bookmobiles have delivered information, technology, and resources for life-long learning to Americans of all walks of life.
The Natchitoches Parish Library encourages its Bookmobile and Schoolmobile patrons to celebrate National Bookmobile Day with the library staff as they see them on their regular routes.
“Libraries are the heart of communities across the globe and our library helps our community grow and thrive. As a vital part of our library, bookmobiles bring these valuable resources to our patrons that cannot regularly reach us, whether that be at schools or the more rural areas of the parish,” says Alan Niette, Community Outreach Coordinator. “Our bookmobile serves people of all backgrounds, providing access to our entire library collection and even materials outside of it with our inter-library loan program.”
Part of 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), the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).
For more information, including Bookmobile routes, visit the NPL’s website, natlib.org or call the Main Branch at 318-357-3280.