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Library on wheels expected next year

A preview of what the Book Mobile is expected to look like.

If all goes well, the Douglas County Public Library will go mobile in a year.

The library is working on creating a UPS truck-sized bookmobile complete with Wi-Fi, computers and books to deliver services to home-bound seniors, the senior center, schools and other areas where library services are far from home, said Library Director Amy Dodson.

"Think of meals on wheels, but with books," she said. "It's a library on wheels."

Not only will library services become mobile, but so will some of the library's programs, said Dodson.

"We want to take our arts and crafts programs, children's programs and others on the road too and reach more people in the community," she said.

Dodson said it starts with a bare bones vehicle and takes 9-10 months to customize based on the library's needs. About $125,000 has been raised so far and about $15,000 more is needed to purchase the vehicle, she said.

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In the meantime, T-shirts are being sold and more fundraisers are set for August.

"We're working real hard to have a book mobile that serves everyone," said Dodson.

Donations can be made to the Library Foundation, Douglas County Library P.O. Box 337 Minden NV 89423 or with the Minden Rotary.

For more information visit douglas.lib.nv.us or call 782-9841.