In 2015, Executive Director Janet Salazar met with Commissioner Amanda Stewart, ex officio board member and library Board of Trustees President Claudia Bellony-Atanga to discuss possible ways to expand the library. A proposal for a mobile library was presented to the commissioners at a public meeting in May 2016. In July the money for the purchase of the mobile library vehicle was released by the commissioners and the order for the mobile library vehicle was placed in August.
The 26 foot long vehicle, with 17 feet of loading space, will have wheelchair lifts for accessibility, a side awning for outdoor programming, two public computer stations and the capacity to hold up to 2,000 books. The Mobile Library will offer access to adult, teen, and children’s collections, online resources and databases, free Wifi, and public use computers. Special visits to schools and community events will be available upon request. Partnering opportunities are available.
The Mobile Library is expected to arrive in April 2017.