National Bookmobile Day!

Wednesday, April 11 is National Bookmobile Day, a part of National Library Week.

On this day, the popular Lucy, a ball python, and a surprise guest from Helping Hands Humane Society will appear on bookmobiles.

We’re in your neighborhood six days a week. Click here to find the bookmobile nearest your home or workplace.

In 1943, the library went mobile with a travel trailer, which carried 1,200 books. Since then the service has expanded to include two full size Bookmobiles that make more than 20 stops a week throughout Shawnee County. The collections on these vehicles are changed out daily. You can even reserve your items at and specify a bookmobile stop for convenient pick up.

Additionally, 16 schools are visited by our Adventuremobile during the school year. During summer, the Adventuremobile brings materials for children of all ages to various neighborhood locations. A popular feature is the Critter Club, featuring a new animal each week – from puppies to snakes. Check back on this website for the Adventuremobile’s summer schedule.

We hope to see you climb aboard a bookmobile. Tell us you saw this blog post and ask us what services the bookmobiles offer.

Use the bookmobile often? Leave a comment about what keeps you coming back.