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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Edmonton Public Library hopes to put bookmobiles back on the street in 2013 (Canada)

As Edmonton's Library system sets up to celebrate 100 years of operation they plan to take to the streets next year with four new libraries on wheels. The proposal to create the new digital literacy vans is contained within the City of Edmonton's budget, but the library plans to fundraise to get them on the streets. Leanne Drury Melsness, manager of the library's digital literacy initiatives, said the vans would be much more than bookmobiles, but would actual aim to bring all of what the library has to offer to the community. "They would have access to some of EPLs great content and e-content," she said. "Picture, like a pop-up Internet café, or a recording studio or a gaming kit." In addition the library hopes to be able to issue library cards from the vans and would aim to have them at local events and festivals

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