Wednesday, January 7, 2015

News from Shelby County, Indiana: One Less Bookmobile to Answer For

Source:  Institute of Museum and Library Services
(Most recent numbers available from this source.)

Library board of trustees votes to cease operation of bookmobile.  (Shelbyville News, 1/6/2015)

The unanimous decision take effect immediately.
"It is sad to see the service go, but really with everyone so mobile, people can get to a library or get ebooks from home. I have fond memories of the bookmobile. We had a patron that even brought us homegrown sausage sandwiches at one stop," Wallace said. 
The Shelby County Public Library housed one of only 27 bookmobiles in the state. 

"There are 27 bookmobiles left in the state, so this is a service that is being transposed to a different service. We will be looking at selling it in the future," Wallace said.

To be sold.  Date not set.

Other bookmobile posts:
A bookmobile is born in Canton, Ohio, and delivered to Ames, Iowa.  (12/21/2014)
It's the principle of the thing: Ozaukee County towns question bookmobile funding.  (12/5/2014)
Decline in the number of bookmobiles continues to accelerate.  (4/7/2014)
Today's the final day of San Antonio Public Library's bookmobile service.  (10/24/2013)
Billings Public Library bookmobile service.  (10/15/2013)
As the number of "relics" continues to decline.  (3/1/2013)
The bookmobile in the U.S.  (1/13/2013)
It's National Bookmobile Day.  (4/12/2012)
Another bookmobile taken off the road.  (4/1/2012)
Des Plaines Public Library ends bookmobile service after 42 years.  (12/18/2011)
Bookmobile service at the Marin Free County Library.  (11/5/2011)
Seattle Public Library's mobile library service.  (10/15/2011)
Bookmobiles retired at the Fond du Lac Public Library.  (8/29/2011)
Story on library outreach services uses the term "invisible librarians".  (8/6/2011)
YMCA, Oswego (New York) School District, and AmeriCorps form summer bookmobile partnership,  (7/10/2011)
Time and money running out for Des Plaines bookmobile.  (5/6/2011)
Bookmobile numbers are down but services still find an appreciate audience.  (2/9/2011)
Dells bookmobile offers wi-fi..  (6/28/2010)
Dane County bookmobile service still going strong.  (6/27/2010)
Des Plaines Public Library retains its bookmobile service.  (4/24/2010)
Fond du Lac bookmobile assigned a permanent home in Rosendale.  (2/7/2010)
Kalamazoo Public Library cuts bookmobile service. (11/15/2009)
New Mexico's statewide bookmobile service.  (10/18/2009)
New bookmobile for Lycoming County (PA) purchased locally.  (9/19/2009)
In "OverDrive":  The digital bookmobile.  (8/11/2008)

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