The County of Strathcona operates a highly successful bookmobile which provides services to the county. It stops in twelve towns weekly, spending approximately one hour in each place. The entire county is committed to the continuation of the service, their motto being "Part of the Service, Part of the Community." In 2004, the bookmobile circulation reached 45,000 items during the 9,000 visits from its users. Using averages, this means that at least 14 visits were made at each hour at every stop. If every regional library system made the same commitment to their rural users, it is sure that library usage would improve exponentially.
Last updated: March 12, 2006
Merrill Kemp © 2006