Zoe Spangler puts books back on the shelf in the Clark County Public Library’s new Bookmobile Thursday during a stop in Medway. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Clark County library buys second, larger bookmobile

The Clark County Public Library has bought a second, larger bookmobile, according to a library spokeswoman.

The library has two Bookmobiles. The first is the smallest, referred to as the Sprinter model was purchased in 2017. The second is larger, referred to as the Thomas model and was purchased this month.

“The larger, Thomas Bookmobile, will hold approximately three times the number of materials that can be housed on our smaller, Sprinter model,” said Allison Peck, public relations manager for the library.

The mobile library travels to different locations throughout Clark County, offering a compact library collection on wheels.

“The plan is to open up library services to the entire county and focus on schools, nursing and retirement homes, and daycare facilities,” said Bill Martino, library director.

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Peck said it’s hard to put a number on the amount of materials on the Bookmobiles, but almost any item not found on them can be requested for future pickup at a selected community stop.

“The collection includes adult and juvenile titles, best-selling fiction, large print items, gentle reads, periodicals and paperbacks,” Peck said. “A selection of popular DVDs, music and audiobooks are also available.”

The Bookmobile visits schools, daycare centers, senior living facilities, shopping centers and other community agencies, Peck said.

“We are reaching out to every school in the county to see if they would be interested in a regular stop at their location,” Martino said. “I want our footprint to extend to the entire county and not just Springfield. An improved Bookmobile and outreach service is a great way to ensure that we are doing just that.”

A schedule of community stops are listed on the library’s website at ccplohio.org/locations/bookmobile-2/.

To request a stop to be considered for addition to the schedule, call the Bookmobile Department at 937-322-2821.

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