February 12, 2009

Knowledge on wheels comes rolling into Center

All the knowledge in world, well, a lot of it, is now contained in a big white bookmobile rolling down our highways. The bookmobile is an especially fitted "Thomas Built" bus filled with books and other materials for the curious which the McLean-Mercer Regional Library now sends to Center.

The bookmobile is parked in front of the Center-Stanton High School the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Milissa Meckle, librarian for the Center Library, has worked out a schedule for the grades in the school from preschool right away in the morning through community walk-ins from 3- 4 p.m.

"I like driving it," said driver and librarian Dawn Grannis, who began driving the bookmobile to Center in October 2008. "You just have to keep warm."

Assistant librarian Tami Hipp said that typically 125-140 students stop in during each visit to Center.

"It’s being used quite a lot," she said.

"The bookmobile services were already at the Stanton School and community," Meckle said. "There is a need for continued services because Stanton students now go to Center."

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