Posts Tagged ‘Bookmobile’


Bookmobile and Severe or Winter Weather

by Kara Logsden on September 18th, 2017

2017-07-bookmobileIn order to assure safe Bookmobile services for community members and staff, the Library established severe weather guidelines to guide decisions in case of severe weather.

The Bookmobile may be off the road for part or all of the day when there are hazardous driving conditions such as low visibility, heavy rains, excessive wind gusts, and high wind warnings.

The Bookmobile will not operate on days when inclement weather would result in hazardous driving or service conditions, including any day the Iowa City Community School District cancels classes due to weather.

In the event of a Severe Weather Warning when the Bookmobile is on the road, Bookmobile operations cease and all patrons must exit the vehicle. The Bookmobile will either return to the Downtown parking facility or staff will secure the Bookmobile and seek shelter.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ARE ISSUED AND SIREN SOUNDS FOR:

  • Tornado          · 70 mile or greater per hour winds          · Golf ball-sized hail

Schedule updates are posted on the Library’s webpage at icpl.org/bookmobile and calendar.icpl.org. Schedule information is also available by calling the Library at 319-356-5200 during regular Library hours.

 

FALLing in Love with the Bookmobile

by Shawna Riggins on September 7th, 2017

School is in session, the nights are cooling off, and it is hard to make it through a day without seBookmobile at Mercer Parkeing something that is pumpkin-spiced flavored – Fall is here. The Library is welcoming the change in seasons with a new Bookmobile Schedule. The Fall Bookmobile schedule runs from August 28 – December 21 and features multiple new Bookmobile stops, including Waterfront Hy-Vee, Emerson Point, Iowa City Walmart, and Mark Twain Elementary.

 
With nearly two full weeks of service under our belts already we are already making connections at our new and continued stops. Our first visit to Emerson Point felt like a party, with the Bookmobile consistently filled with excited, new visitors, several of whom made use of our accessibility lift.

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ICPL Bookmobile adds special preschool visits to fall schedule

by Mari Redington on September 6th, 2017

bookmobile-preschoolStarting this month, the ICPL Bookmobile will be making stops at area preschools on Wednesday mornings. This will be an additional service for several preschools who are already receiving regular visits from an ICPL Children’s librarian each month for a classroom Storytime. Preschoolers and their families as well as teachers will have the opportunity to check out books on the bookmobile, sign up for library cards, and even redeem prizes for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program! While the Wednesday morning preschool visits will not be publicly advertised on the schedule, if you happen to see the bookmobile parked at a school, the public is welcome to return library books, pick up holds, check out library items, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmobile Fall Schedule

by Kara Logsden on September 5th, 2017

2017-07-bookmobileThe Bookmobile Fall Schedule is off to a great start. The Fall Schedule runs through December 21st and features four new stops including Hy-Vee on Waterfront Drive, Emerson Point retirement residence, Iowa City Walmart, and Mark Twain Elementary. The Bookmobile will stop at seventeen locations Monday through Thursday at locations throughout our community. A full schedule may be found at icpl.org/bookmobile.

On Wednesday mornings the Bookmobile will travel to area preschools. Bookmobile visits at preschools will include a storytime presented by Library staff and opportunity for children to check out materials. The preschools were already served through the Children’s Outreach programs from the Library, but now the visits are even better with the addition of Bookmobile services.

For more information about the Bookmobile or schedule, please navigate to icpl.org/bookmobile or call the Library at 319-356-5200 during regular Library hours.

 

No Bookmobile Service August 21-25

by Kara Logsden on August 14th, 2017

2017-04-bookmobile-outside-icplIt’s been a great summer on the Bookmobile! We drove over 1,000 miles, hosted an average of 700 visitors a week, and checked out over 6,000 items. That’s about 6 checkouts per mile 🙂

The Bookmobile will take a break August 21-25. This is a time for scheduled vehicle maintenance, collection updates, and staff training. The new Fall Bookmobile schedule will run from August 28 through December 21. Fall Schedule information can be found HERE – click on the “Fall” tab just above the map. Holds typically picked up at the Bookmobile will be held at the Library and sent out on the Bookmobile on Monday August 28. Patrons are welcome to come to the Library to pick-up a Hold if it has come in. Please go to the Help Desk and ask for a staff member to retrieve your hold.

During the Summer Schedule we focused on going to places to connect with children. During the Fall we’re focusing on connecting with people of all ages. This fall the Bookmobile will be out four days per week, Monday through Friday. Many of the stop times have changed so please take a look at the schedule to see where the Bookmobile stops are in or near your neighborhood.

If you have questions, visit www.icpl.org/bookmobile or call the Library at 319-356-5200. We’ll see you on the Bookmobile!

Finish out your Summer on the Bookmobile!

by Shawna Riggins on August 1st, 2017

Summer is wrapping up at the Library, but you can still make the most of the time we have left! The 2017-03-bookmobile-drawingBookmobile Summer schedule continues through August 18th and the Summer Reading Program wraps up on August 11th.

Are you ready to redeem prizes for completing the Summer Reading Program, but you haven’t had a chance to stop by the Library? Stop by your nearest Bookmobile stop to redeem your prizes and keep the reading going by checking out a book on the go. The Bookmobile collection is comprised of the newest and most popular items in the Library, so I am confident you will find something you can’t pass up!

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No Bookmobile Wednesday July 12

by Kara Logsden on July 6th, 2017

2017-07-bookmobileAfter driving 420 miles through the streets of Iowa City in June, the Iowa City Public Library’s Bookmobile will be out of service on Wednesday July 12th because of scheduled maintenance and warranty work. A Library staff member will be available at scheduled stops for Holds pickup. Regular service will resume on Thursday July 13th.

Stories in the Park, held at 10:30 AM that day in Wetherby Park, 2398 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, will go on as scheduled with a special guest. Becky with West Music will offer a musical program that teaches fundamentals of rhythm, basic motor function, mental dexterity, healthy emotional expression, sociability, and more.

If you are curious about what’s been happening on the ICPL Bookmobile, visit Shawna’s recent blog post here or my June 22nd blog post here.

For more information about ICPL Bookmobile services and the summer schedule, please navigate to www.icpl.org/bookmobile or call the Library during regular business hours at 319-356-5200.

We’ll see you soon on the Bookmobile!

 

Having a Blast on the Bookmobile!

by Shawna Riggins on July 3rd, 2017

July has arrived and our first month of Bookmobile service is in the books! We have had a wonderful time getting to know our community even better since Bookmobile service officially beg19533614_482704608745669_8351687546295549952_n1an on June 6th.

Our most frequently asked question this past month has been “Are you getting plenty of visitors?” The answer is, “Yes, and keep on coming!” We are delighted to be getting to know people who are brand new library users as well as seeing existing library users in new settings. If you’ve visited the Bookmobile recently and seen some empty shelves, that is because people have been loving the Bookmobile SO much, they’ve been clearing us out of books. What a wonderful problem to have! We restock our shelves every morning so there is always something new to find on the Bookmobile. Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmobile Update

by Kara Logsden on June 22nd, 2017

2017-06-bookmobile-lemmeCONNECT … ENGAGE … ENRICH! Bookmobile services are in full swing and we are connecting with our community in new ways, engaging new readers and community partners and enriching lives. It is heartwarming to experience the welcome we’ve received throughout our community.

We’re connecting with new populations in many of the neighborhoods we’re serving. Recently teachers from Lemme Elementary met us at a stop. Not only did they provide popsicles, but also encouraged the students to find their friends and make sure they came out to the Bookmobile (see picture). At the end of the stop, everyone had Library materials, a book bag, and a wallet attached to their book bag that held their Library card. We can’t wait to go back this week!

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