Fall 2008

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Westchester Library System's Book Mobile is Ready to Roll

Fall 2008 issue of Trustee

Westchester County residents can look forward to even greater reading enjoyment when the Westchester Library System (WLS) book mobile comes to town. The book mobile, made possible by an $85,000 grant from the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was officially unveiled on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:00AM outside the Scarsdale Public Library and will tour the county.

The book mobile will open its doors to welcome residents with library services at community programs and facilities throughout the county. Visitors can browse through a select collection of books and other materials, borrow items and return them to the book mobile or any of the county’s libraries, sign up for library cards, gather pamphlets on county and area services, and search WLS cyber databases and resources. 

“This is an exciting new way in which we are partnering with the Westchester Library System to bring library services into every neighborhood of the County,” stated William J. Ryan, Chairman of the County Board of Legislators. “And there is no better time than summer to improve access to books and to encourage literacy in Westchester County.”

The book mobile will make regular stops in New Rochelle, Tarrytown, Peekskill, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Mount Kisco, and Yorktown. The book mobile is also scheduled to appear at a variety of  community events, including the Italian and Hispanic Heritage Festivals at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, the Summer Breeze Concert Series in Mt. Vernon, and the Peekskill Celebration.

“We look forward to showing residents how the book mobile makes getting books and information from the libraries even easier,” says Siobhan A. Reardon, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System.   “Libraries are an indispensable resource within our communities and we are excited to be adding a library-on-wheels to our family of 38 libraries throughout the county.

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