Having trouble getting a ride to the library? Then let the library come to you. The Bookmobile serves a variety of people who cannot use their public library in the traditional way. This includes schoolchildren, shut-ins, the disabled and residents of senior citizen housing.
Since 1949 bookmobile services have been offered in Chemung County. It has played an important outreach role, connecting new users and raising awareness of library services throughout the county.
The bookmobile offers many of the same services that patrons find in their community libraries, including popular materials, story times, class visits, and participation in community events. It serves communities with collections that include materials for children, teens and adults.
The Bookmobile features state-of-the-art equipment and technology including the use of low-sulphur fuel; ADA compliant with wheelchair access; low bench seating and an awning for outdoor community meeting space, improving access for class visits, story times, and other popular programs and events; and flexible shelving, allowing for rotating collections and programs.