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Forty years ago the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library created the Words On Wheels (WOW) bookmobile program to serve seniors throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  In 1979, using federal seed money and do-it-yourself grit, librarian Alan Reider transformed a former...

The story of Eastern Monroe Public Library’s  journey to replace their bookmobile was covered by PBS 39.  Watch the video [3:32]. ...

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The Library System of Lancaster System has a new bookmobile – The Possibility Machine! The new Bookmobile has been in production for the past several months and will replace the current bookmobile that has served Lancaster County residents for the past 17 years.  Purchase of...

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation provides grants for literacy programs and books for bookmobiles.  Learn more! ...

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources.   The launch event took place on October 21 at the make717 Innovation Center located at the Branch Campus of Thaddeus Stevens...

The Lackawanna County Library System’s bookmobile was highlighted in this Times-Tribune article. The bookmobile visits public housing complexes, senior apartments and daycare centers. ...

A bookmobile was donated to the Allentown Public Library.  The library hadn’t had one for over 50 years.  Read about it. ...