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Lafayette Public Library’s Bookmobile Coming to Parish School Near You Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN/KLAF) – The Bookmobile, which is 32-feet-long, handicap accessible, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot – is used to deliver books and more to those in need and will be coming to a school near you.

Amy Wander, Lafayette library’s head of outreach services telling News 15 all about it!

“For the last few weeks, we haven’t been able to take the bookmobile out,” Wander says as a lot of regulars depend on this service.

“What we’ve been doing is a home delivery service that we’re calling ‘Booking It to You,’ so, patrons can just call us and we will deliver up to 10 items to their house,” Wander explains adding for curbside delivery only.

“Starting next week, the book mobile will be back in action, so we’re very excited about that. We’ll be back on the road.”

Though many of the events planned for the newly added mobile library have been cancelled, Amy says, for the first time, the library will be working with area schools.

Wander says “Starting with Alice Boucher, and Carencro Heights on Monday and we’re very excited to be working with them. We heard that schools will not be open for anything this summer, not even the school libraries.”

Northside High student, Arianna Horne says fortunately libraries are also open…

“I used to come all the time, but this my second time since the corona,” says Northside High student, Arianna Horne, suggesting she is fortunate libraries are also open.

“You still gotta make sure you’re getting some type of learning in,” Horne adds. “We need people to keep reading. It’s a nice getaway you can go explore another world or go to another country, all while you’re reading a book.”

With COVID-19 precautions in mind, Wander says the Library does provide mask to those in need for free.

Click the links to learn more about the Outreach Services and the Bookmobile.