The Clearview Library District will mark National Bookmobile Day with a “Happy Tails and Traveling Tales” community event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Boardwalk Park in Windsor to celebrate and experience bookmobiles past and present.
The seventh annual event will have a “Tails and Tales” theme, with a day full of horse tails and story tales in a horse and buggy. Activities will also include a visit from the Weld County Humane Society, a petting zoo, a take-and-make craft kit, an opportunity to take a picture “driving” the bookmobile, and a biblioburro photo opportunity.
Event attendees can sign up for the district’s summer reading program, Summer Adventure, which begins June 1.
Registration is required for the horse and buggy storytime and petting zoo. To register, visit the Help Desk at the Windsor-Severance Library or call 970-686-5603.
The Clearview Library District’s bookmobile — a mini library on wheels — travels to regular stops in the district’s three communities each week to bring a sampling of library materials and services to neighborhoods and community events. Part of National Library Week, Bookmobile Day is a national observance to celebrate the more than 900 bookmobiles and dedicated staff that have provided library services and resources to their communities for more than 100 years.
“The bookmobile is an important outreach tool for our library, meeting folks where they are,” said Katie Northern, Mobile Services Supervisor. “The bookmobile not only brings valuable library services out into the community, but also adds a sense of wonder. People are always intrigued to see it and what we offer on board.”
Marked nationally this year on April 7, the Clearview Library District holds its bookmobile celebration in May for better weather conditions.
Bookmobile Day is sponsored by the American Library Association, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.
The Windsor-Severance Library is located at 720 3rd Street in Windsor, Colo.