Bookmobile Still Going Strong After More Than 40 Years
STURGEON - The Daniel Boone Regional Library bookmobile rolled into Sturgeon Monday, a routine it has followed since the early 1960s. The Bookmobile serves all of Boone and Callaway counties by providing borrowers the same materials that they can find in the original library. It stops regularly in seven small cities in the outskirts of Columbia, and is usually there from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This extended Blue Bird bus holds more than 5,000 titles of various books and DVD's for adults and kids. If not on the bus, readers can request the book be on the next bookmobile. The Daniel Boone Regional Library provides bookmobile services for adults, students and younger children.
Librarian Eric Schmeck said, "The mission is literacy. When you get little kids to come in and check out books and you see them getting older and they keep reading at higher levels and they get really excited about different books that come out it is really great to."
The bookmobile hopes to grow. It has recently added a smaller new addition called Bookmobile, Jr. that serves community centers around Columbia.
For more information about the Bookmobile visit dbrl.org.