Arlington Public Library announces the arrival of The Truck, a traveling library designed to hold hundreds of books, games, crafts and DVDs for all ages and interests.
You can meet The Truck at Central Library on Saturday, March 14, from 2 until 4 p.m., during the Winter Reading Hot Chocolate Party.
The Truck will meet Arlingtonians at community centers, schools, local businesses and parks — from Columbia Heights West to Rosslyn, from Arlingwood to Fairlington, and every neighborhood in between. Patrons will be able to check out and return books on-site, sign up for library cards, take a class or enjoy the free public Wi-Fi.
“We can’t wait to travel the roads and connect with Arlingtonians where they are,” said Diane Kresh, Library Director.
See when and where The Truck will come your way.
The Truck will offer plenty of opportunities to engage with the Library and reach beyond lending books. Arlingtonians can:
- Get reading recommendations from a Librarian
- Learn about upcoming Library and County events and programs
- Register for a new Library card and check out books
- Hear a storytime and learn a new skill
- Use the free public Wi-Fi
The Truck is funded by Arlington County government with support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.
“The Truck”?! “Bookmobile” still brings back memories of excitement, great books, helpful librarians and a countdown til it drove around again the next time. Let’s give something so important a better name!
Sophia Collins says
Soooo exciting!!! Is it electric powered or biofuel? I love all the progressive energy ideas the county supports. What a great tribute to our friend Erik Gutshall who said “This is not just an Arlington issue. There are lots of other communities developing climate action plans and everyone knows that vehicle emissions are a huge part of the overall emission profile.”
Sandra Burford says
How will potential virus spread be managed in borrowed books? Is there a way to disinfect when they return or can they be held for the length of time the CDC says virus molecules can live on a surface?
I truly appreciate our library system and applaud the new Truck services!
Web Editor says
We do not normally disinfect borrowed materials when they are returned or used in the Library; currently disinfecting these types of items and materials is not included in the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.