Update: The Chatham Bookmobile no longer roves the streets. Funding ran out so no more gas. Too bad.
We love libraries. C loves, of course, to screech and scream in libraries, and we're working on proper library behavior. But because of that we love the Bookmobile. The woman on there doesn't seem to mind the screeching all that much, what with the engine noise already in the background. (Although the new challenge for C is running down the steps and out of the Bookmobile. We're working on that too.)
The best thing about this service, though, is that if you can't make it out to one of your libraries but are in Chapel Hill or Pittsboro you can probably make it to the Chatham County Bookmobile.
The Chatham County Bookmobile comes all the way to Cole Park Plaza. The kids selection of books isn't too large (it's a bus, afterall, not a whole building) but completely adequate and sufficient! We got some great books there to mix up our home library for a few days.
For parents, there are a lot of options in the Bookmobile. There are actually over 5,000 books on the bus. The fiction selection was great, and they had some of the most popular bestsellers available for check out through the Bookmobile.
Of course, you need a Chatham County library card to check books out, but you can get one on the Bookmobile.
There was a heated discussion this past summer of whether or not the Bookmobile services were to be continued. And MiCHill is pleased to announce that the bus keeps chugging, and we are happy to support it.
To see a list of the Bookmobile's locations and schedule month to month, click here: http://www.chathamnc.org/Index