The Purpose of the Bookmobile is to make the library more accessible to the residents of Pendleton County who find it difficult or impossible to travel to the library.
Where does the bookmobile go?
We visit daycare centers for children, adults and challenged individuals, nursing homes and neighborhood and community stops. We also provide homebound services to those who are unable to travel.
What is a homebound service?
It is a service for individual library patrons who cannot use the main library or branches due to physical limitations, age or lack of mobility. Patrons are visited twice a month with specially selected materials. Visits are limited to 30 minutes.
What is on the bookmobile?
The bookmobile carries approximately 2000 items, large print books, audio books, movies, fiction and non fiction books. The collection consists of items for both children and adults. Patrons may also request material.
How does bookmobile service work?
The bookmobile visits stops once or twice a month and books are checked out until the following month. The bookmobile uses the same library card as the rest of the library system.
What does the service cost?
Bookmobile service is free to residents of Pendleton County and there are no fines on overdue materials. However, the bookmobile does charge for lost materials.
How do I get a bookmobile stop?
To get a stop at your home or neighborhood, you must agree to check out a minimum of 15 books per month and there must be ample space for the bookmobile to turn around and park. If you are interested in a stop, call, write or email the library.
What happens in bad weather?
If the County schools are cancelled the bookmobile does not run. All books are renewed and there are no charges. The bookmobile does not make up snow days.