Bookmobile service will end by June 30, most likely sometime in the late winter or early spring.
Our board reluctantly decided to phase out the service due to budget constraints. Voters supported our millage renewal request in May, but as property tax values drop, our revenues drop while many costs continue to rise. 92% of our revenues come from local property taxes.
The bookmobile has been a beloved service. Fortunately most patrons who use the bookmobile also use services at other locations: Central Library and one or more of our four branches. Bookmobile patrons unable to travel elsewhere may find Via Mail or deposit collection services a good alternative.
This decision was made after thoughtful consideration. My full report to the board is on our website as well as the fuller announcement and media coverage.
I’ll keep all patrons, and especially bookmobile patrons, informed as the service winds down and an end date is determined.
Come visit soon – the bookmobile, Central, a branch, or our website.