The Rolling Hills Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its brand-new, 28-foot long bookmobile.
The new bus was built by LDV, a manufacturer of bookmobiles and other custom specialty vehicles. It replaces a 17-year-old bus the library purchased used from an Indiana library in 2012 so it could re-establish bookmobile service.
The new bookmobile has shelf space to carry 1,500 to 3,000 books and materials, similar to the old bookmobile. It has a 16‐foot wide awning to roll out when the vehicle is parked and is able to lower its body close to the ground for easier access. A ramp provides handicap accessibility instead of a chair lift and will let library staff easily wheel book carts on board.
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