Northeastern Minnesota residents will soon notice a new Bookmobile traveling on area highways. The new ALS Bookmobile will hit the road by the first week of June, just in time for this year’s Summer Reading Program.
The ALS Governing Board awarded a bid to Farber Specialty Vehicles of Ohio in February 2018. The manufacture of the new vehicle was delayed by national backlogs of some parts, but the creative Bookmobile staff were able to keep the old vehicle on the road a little longer than planned. The new vehicle features exterior graphics designed by ALS Graphic Artist Brian Minor, and the graphics highlight scenes from northeastern Minnesota. Minor even donated one of his own scenic photos for the effort.
ALS has been providing Bookmobile service to northeastern Minnesota residents for nearly fifty years. The Bookmobile carries a collection of books, DVDs, books-on-CD, music CDs, and video games.
The Bookmobile visits over 60 area locations on a tri-weekly schedule. To locate the nearest stops, you can contact the ALS Bookmobile service via telephone at (218) 741-3840 or view the schedule (and a map of stop locations) on the web at https://www.alslib.info/services/bookmobile/.