Library will undergo upgrade

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, November 11, 2015

At Monday night’s city council meeting it was announced that Blackwater Regional Library’s Bookmobile will be undergoing a large-scale upgrade to the services it provides to the citizens. In order to implement the changes successfully, the Bookmobile will be taken off of its current route beginning in January and is expected to return to service in April.

“This is not a permanent shutdown, just an upgrade,” Director of Blackwater Regional Library Jenny Bailey said. “We’re shutting it down during this time because the upgrade is going to be major. Improvements will be made on the exterior and interior of the system. No work has been done to it in seven or eight years,”

The new services to the Bookmobile will include better public Internet access via Wi-Fi, a more comprehensible popular materials collection and strong presence at the festivals and events.

They are also planning on working closely with non-profit educational organizations in the area to ensure the maximum amount of people is positively affected by everything the library has to offer.

“The reasons we chose the months January through April for the upgrade is because these are the times when we have the lowest usage, mostly due to weather,” she added.

If you have any questions you are asked to contact Bailey at 653-0298 or