Saturday, January 10, 2015

Palm Beach County Library System to Replace 10-Year-Old Bookmobile Thanks to $225,000 Anonymous Donation

Thus affirming the value of this outreach service. 

PBC getting new bookmobile, thanks to $225,000 donation.  (Palm Beach Post, 1/9/2015)
Crane said the $225,000 donation is one of the largest contributions ever to Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, the non-profit group that promotes the library.

“The private donor, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was inspired to donate to the library by the example of businessman turned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built public library buildings through the United States in the early 20th century,’’ Crane said in a memo to county commissioners

The county currently has one bookmobile, in use since 2005. It is nearing the end of its lifespan, Crane said, “so the donation came at an ideal time.’’

Other bookmobile posts:
News from Shelby County, Indiana: One less bookmobile to answer for. (1/7/2015)
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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