AURORA, Colo. — A new bookmobile is coming to Aurora.
Aurora Public Library announced its brand-new bookmobile will launch with a city tour that runs through Saturday, Feb. 25.
The vehicle is about 120 square feet and includes a Wi-Fi connection, a sound system, a lift for book carts and a large awning to provide outdoor space.
Library services offered at the bookmobile include checking out items or picking up items on hold, signing up for a library card, accessing the internet for free, and getting questions answered by library staff.
“The new bookmobile helps Aurora Public Library meet people where they are by bringing library services to them, especially to those who can’t access a physical library location,” said Midori Clark, director of Library and Cultural Services.
The City of Aurora said the bookmobile was made possible largely through a donation by library patron Joan M. Schobert, after her passing in 2019. The project started before the pandemic and was completed in late 2022.
The bookmobile's tour includes stops at Stanley Marketplace Friday at 10 a.m., Soccer City Aurora at 2 p.m. Friday, Meadow Hills Golf Course at 9 a.m. Saturday, and Red-tailed Hawk Park at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Aurora Public Library said its first noted bookmobile came online in June 1959. The last Aurora Public Library bookmobile was retired in the late 1980s.
For information on the bookmobile’s whereabouts or to request a stop, visit AuroraLibrary.org.
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