November 8, 2021
Bookmobiles allow library districts to offer far more than simply the ability to deliver books to various locations around the community. They can be designed to feature learning labs, maker spaces, and so much more.
And, for many communities, a bookmobile is the perfect vehicle for bringing fun, educational events to schools, community centers, and locations around the community where patrons might not have easy access to the brick-and-mortar library location.
Today, we’ll take a look at a few fun ideas for bookmobile-themed events — the perfect way to get the most out of your district’s mobile library.
With the changing of seasons comes the perfect opportunity to kick off the new segment of the year with a seasonally-themed event.
The following are all ideas for using your bookmobile to host a seasonal event:
Helping educate both children and adults about the importance of nutrition and the role it plays in their health is an important task. For underserved communities, this becomes even more important as a lack of information can lead to the continuation of preventable disease.
Partner with your local health care organization to host an event aimed at providing information about healthy eating and habits. Consider the following for the event:
For many avid readers, there is a specific category or genre of books that captures their attention. Tap into this love by hosting a variety of events around book categories.
The sky’s the limit for book category-themed events. Just by using a genre that exists, you can build an event and collection of books around it.
Encourage the young and old alike to embrace their creative side with a series of events themed around a specific creative art.
You might host a music night, where patrons can try out new instruments or step up and karaoke.
Or, you could host a painting and drawing event where participants follow along with an instructor.
Regardless of which creative art you focus on, make sure to gather an array of books around that art, including both instructional style books and stories focused on the famous greats of each art form.
Bookmobiles allow library districts to reach countless patrons across their community. Often, these mobile units are designed to provide more than just space for a library, but also include a dedicated area for hosting events. These bookmobiles can then be used to bring fun and education to children and adults through themed events.
If you are interested in designing a bookmobile to host events in your community, talk to our team at Summit Bodyworks. As our recent customer builds showcase, we have ample experience assisting library districts with the design and build of a bookmobile to meet your needs.
Contact us today to learn more about the process. We will gladly work up a free quote for your desired build of a bookmobile.
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