At Summit Bodyworks, we can assist you in a custom bookmobile build. We are the leading manufacturer of bookmobiles, offering long-lasting builds.
Custom design the ideal mobile classroom with the expert team at Summit Bodyworks. We offer any layout, design, or size needed.
Community outreach vehicles make important work possible. From bookmobiles that provide access to literature in remote locations to mobile classrooms that equip groups with a versatile learning space, these vehicles are responsible for providing important spaces for community teams. At Summit Bodyworks, we can assist you in creating a custom build for any community outreach vehicle need.
Our team offers a vast selection of truck and van sizes for customization. Whether you need a small bookmobile to service rural areas, or your community is looking to build out a full medical lab learning center, we can choose the right chassis to upfit for your needs.
As you work with our designers on your community outreach vehicle build, we can discuss seating arrangements and how much room will be needed for studying, browsing books, or taking a course. We can build custom desks, benches, and passenger seats.
Additionally, our team will work to equip your community outreach vehicle with all the bells and whistles your team wants. From refrigeration units for employee use to technology options, such as computer stations, WiFi on board, and screens, we will ensure that you have the equipment needed to best serve your community.
Not only will we work with you to customize the interior of your community outreach vehicle, but we can also assist you in exterior options. From retractable stairs to awnings to wheelchair lifts, we are equipped to outfit your vehicle with every functional feature desired.
No matter what your needs, our team looks forward to helping you design your community outreach vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are community outreach vehicles used for?
Community outreach vehicles serve a number of purposes. They can be customized to meet the specific needs of the community they support. The following are some of the common uses for mobile community outreach units:
- Bookmobile: One common type of community outreach vehicle is a bookmobile. These mobile libraries make it possible for communities to serve rural, urban, and school settings with important library services.
- Mobile Classroom: A mobile classroom makes it easy to teach courses from any location. This community outreach vehicle is often used for trades courses and other continuing education opportunities.
- Events: A community outreach vehicle is often utilized to host a variety of events, such as art shows, charity drives, and more.
- Safety Courses: Keeping the community abreast of important safety measures is an important task. A mobile community outreach vehicle can be used to host anything from fire safety training to health fairs.
What types of trucks/vans can be converted for community outreach?
Almost any type of truck or van can be converted for use as a community outreach vehicle.
What vehicle is used as the foundation will be determined by the layout and size needed. When choosing between options, a few things should be considered.
First, do you need interior space for people to utilize? Mobile classrooms are a great example of a vehicle where a large amount of room will need to be dedicated to seating and other tasks. Other community outreach vehicles, such as a bookmobile, might vary depending on the desired use case. Some bookmobiles are large and allow for patrons to enter the vehicle to browse literature. In other situations, the bookmobile might feature awnings with outdoor browsing options.
Next, consider what space will be needed for equipment. For mobile classrooms that feature lab learning, a good amount of space will be dedicated to equipment storage.
In the end, any type of vehicle desired can be utilized in a community outreach upfit, it will simply come down to preference.
We enjoyed every minute of our experience building a bookmobile with Summit Bodyworks. We requested a special type of vehicle, something they had only built once before, and not only did they jump into the process with us, but they continually worked along the way to make sure they were making the best vehicle they could. That meant they worked to improve modifications on the body of the vehicle to function better without us even asking. We are thrilled with our pop-up library, and we can't wait to serve our community with her.
- Kelli McDaniel, Piedmont Regional Library System
Summit was very responsive to our requests and provided the vehicle exactly as we specified. The graphics were beautifully done and the vehicle is easy to operate and use. The Sprinter model suits our needs perfectly for service within our city. They accommodated our request for a virtual visit instead of an onsite visit during covid travel restrictions. We appreciated their flexibility and willingness to meet our staff needs. They even suggested the installation of a germ guard due to covid which we had installed. Great, friendly and helpful employees made the experience top notch!
- Mary Housel, City of Santa Maria Public Library
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