Prize winning Mobile Library
We’ve shared some pictures of our new Mobile Library on the Improvements page. This weekend the van went to the National Mobile Meet at Chorley, Lancashire. The event is organised by the Public Libraries Group of CILIP (The Professional Librarian’s Chartered Society) annually. Mobile libraries, library suppliers, and vehicle builders drive from all around the country to meet together for the one day conference and share good ideas and new developments. This year Library Manager Andy Wright gave a talk on the work we have been doing merging our Home Library and mobile library offer into a single service using a new kind of delivery model, and we took our brand new van with us.
We won the CILIP President’s Award for the Best Small Mobile Library, and we also won the “Delegate’s Choice” award, which is a kind of “best in show” as voted for by everyone there. We were absolutely delighted with these awards, as you will see from the picture which shows Andy , drivers Ann and Eddie who got up at the crack of dawn to drive the vehicle (limited to 56 mph!) across the Pennines, and Jacquie who has worked hard getting timetables and routes sorted and liaising with the company who have built the vehicle.