Deschutes Public Library System's Book Buggy Rolls throughout Deschutes County
Date Posted: 5/26/2001
(May 26, 2001) The Deschutes Public Library System introduces The Book Buggy. The "library on wheels" travels around the county to provide library materials and programs to children, young adults, parents, and child care providers who are unable to visit a Deschutes Public Library branch. The Book Buggy Bookmobile program is made possible with funds granted by the Oregon State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, State Administered Program, P.L. 104-208..
"We are thrilled to offer this free outreach service," said Outreach Services Manager Jo Caisse. "Materials for The Book Buggy are for ages 0-15. Parenting materials and materials geared for child care providers are also available. A librarian is on-board to provide assistance with materials selection, story times and activities, and sign up users with library cards."
The Book Buggy is 25 feet long and can occupy 6-8 adults or 10-12 children. People can get a library card from the bookmobile and put in for special requests such as holds and renewals. The bookmobile will run a Tuesday through Friday schedule visiting each area once a week.
"Special events to welcome The Book Buggy are planned at each library on Saturday, June 2," said Caisse. "Celebrations will include tours of The Book Buggy, face painting, balloons, and crafts."
The kick-off celebration schedule is as follows:
La Pine Public Library -- 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Sunriver Area Public Library -- 11:15 a.m. - Noon
Bend Public Library -- 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Redmond Public Library -- 1:45-2:30 p.m.
Sisters Public Library -- 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Schedule for The Book Buggy from June - August 2001
9:00-9:45 a.m. *No service Tuesday, July 4th
Fox Hollow – 2525 NE Studio Rd., Bend
Story time 9-9:15
Tiny Tots, 61537 SE 15th, Bend
Story time 10:15-10:30
Alfalfa Community Hall
Brothers School, Brothers
Deschutes River Woods, 19741 Baker Rd, Bend
Tiny Tots University, 1214 SW 16th St, Redmond
Story time 10:00-10:15
Redmond Community Child Care, 720 SW 23rd, Redmond
Story time 11:00-11:15
Giggles & Wiggles, 8344 11th St, Terrebonne
Boys & Girls Club, 1199 B St, Terrebonne
Deschutes County Juvenile Justice Center, 63333 Hwy 20 W, Bend
Oregon Water Wonderland, 11491 Killdeer Drive, Bend
Burgess Road Fire Station, Burgess & Day Road, La Pine