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New schedule in third fall season for Iowa City Bookmobile

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Iowa City Public Library’s Bookmobile started its third fall season Monday, adding one new school to its route and reinstating a few more.

The Bookmobile started in 2017, to mitigate parking concerns at the downtown library.

“We considered a ‘branch library’ –that’s really expensive and it’s really hard to choose a place,” Bookmobile Assistant Shawna Riggins said. “So, then we thought, ‘A bookmobile would be able to reach out through all parts of the community.'”

The Bookmobile operates year round, with changing schedules for all parts of the year.

“Every time we change the schedule, we’re just fine-tuning it even more,” Riggins said.

Monday started the third fall season for the Bookmobile, adding a new stop at Faith Academy, and reinstating a few others like at Grant Wood Elementary.

“It’s fun to just go after school and get books here,” Helen Lemme Elementary School student Cole Everhart said.

“We were just coming off of the playground and they were able to stop and get books and they loved the opportunity -walked right in,” Leora Houghton said, picking Everhart up from school on Monday.

The new schedule, available here, goes until December 19th.

The Antelope Lending Library operates another bookmobile in town, it’s schedule can be found here.


Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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