All roads lead to the library

The current bookmobile driver Susan Hornick (right) with the previous driver June Huffman (left). Huffman operated the bookmobile for 39 years.

By PJ Martin

Office/Reporter, Metcalfe Division

 

A ribbon cutting was held at the Metcalfe County Public Library on Friday, July 19th by the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce. The celebration was in honor of the new colorfully painted bookmobile received by the library.

It has been a long wait for the bookmobile, which was actually ordered back in November 2018. It arrived in Frankfort March 7th for shelving to be installed and then traveled to Somerset for the decorative wrap to be applied.

The new Metcalfe County Public Library’s bookmobile made its first delivery of books on June 19th driven by Susan Hornek the Outreach Services Coordinator. It provides service throughout the county including schools, nursing homes, senior centers, and home stops.

Individual home stops require patrons to be homebound or if transportation is a hardship due to medical reasons. Individuals can request bookmobile service, by picking up an Outreach Services Application at the library during regular hours: Monday 8:30 – 5:30, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 – 4:30, and Thursday and Saturday 9:00 – 1:00. The bookmobile operates on a four-week rotation schedule.

The children pictured on the side are Levi Holley, Luna Warf, and Emery Cowan, children of library staff Ashley Holley, Kasey Warf, and Jerrica Harris.

The colorful design theme of “all roads lead to the library” includes a map of Metcalfe County on the back doors.

 

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