Gibbons, Judith
August 2005
Kentucky Libraries;Summer2005, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p11
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Kentucky Public Library Association's Legislative Committee began planning "Public Library and Bookmobile Day" in Frankfort--the capital of the Commonwealth. The media alert sent by the Kentucky Public Library Association Legislative Committee shouted, "70 Bookmobiles to Storm Frankfort." A fact sheet sent to all public libraries asked, "If we don't speak for libraries, who will." Key events planned for the day included a display of the range of Kentucky's bookmobiles ranging from 1980's vintage models to contemporary vehicles featuring Internet access and specialized services for preschool children. Despite the cold, the sun shone brightly on the Kentucky Capitol. During the morning, approximately 350 library supporters made appointments with over seventy legislators and invited them down to visit the eight stationary vehicles on display behind the Capitol and pose for photographs. At noon, 62 bookmobile librarians drove in a caravan from Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to the state capitol and circled the campus which includes the Capitol, a state office building housing the legislature, and the Governor's Mansion.


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