By Katy Farrell, Mobile Services Manager, GCPL
At the library, the Mobile Services team is reflecting on another wonderful year, thankful for all the patrons who have visited the Bookmobile. We are lucky to have such a wonderful group of people who work together to serve your needs. In our office, the clerks stock and clean the bus, and help keep things in order. Our drivers bring the bookmobile to you and, behind the scenes, also put items on hold to bring you the books you request. Our team in Facilities helps keep the bus running with regular inspections and maintenance. And we would not be here without our patrons, who decorated the bus with their beautiful colored ornaments this month!
In addition to the holidays, the library is preparing for Winter Reading running Dec. 22 – Feb. 23. Children and teens will receive an entry into prize drawings for every five items they check out during this time. Adults will enter a separate drawing after reading three books in specific categories, such as a graphic novel or a book published the year you were born. Prize slips for children and bookmarks for adults will be available on the Bookmobile the week of Dec. 8. Hopefully, this fun challenge will inspire everyone to keep reading while the weather outside is frightful.
The Bookmobile is one month into our new winter schedule – thank you to all of our patrons who continue to brave the wind, snow, and ice to come and see us! We do everything we can to continue to serve our patrons while the weather is unpredictable. If we need to cancel a stop because of the weather, library staff will call the patrons listed at the stop to let them know. We try to give as much notice as possible.
A very special thank you to those patrons who host the bookmobile at their homes and businesses throughout the year. We appreciate the extra effort you put in to make sure that our staff and patrons are safe during the winter.
From all of us at Geauga County Public Library, have a wonderful holiday season!