Bookmobile rally in Bath County

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Bath County Memorial Library and the I-64 Motorplex will be hosting a bookmobile rally on August 11, 2018.  The rally will focus on continuing education for bookmobile librarians but will also give those librarians a chance to drive down the drag strip at the I-64 Motorplex.

With more than 70 bookmobiles Kentucky has the most bookmobiles of any state in the country and giving those bookmobile librarians a chance to get together and learn new skills is at the heart of the Bookmobile Rally.  Sessions are scheduled to be given by the Kentucky State Police, The Department of Community Based Services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through Kentucky State University.  One session will focus on the history of the early library in Bath county with one of the first staff members to drive the bookmobile in 1953.

Bookmobiles provide a valuable link to services for many patrons and are often one of the few services that make routine visits to homebound residents in rural areas.  Providing an opportunity for these Library staff members to train together and learn from one another is one of the points of the rally.  Libraries in Kentucky have used bookmobile services as an effective method to provide quality services in difficult to reach areas for more than sixty years.

The Bath County Memorial Library is a Public Library located in Owingsville KY, with branch service in Sharpsburg KY.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Michael Richter at 606-674-2531, or email

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