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APRIL 3, 2024!

On April 3, 2024, Library Giving Day, we are launching our Lewis & Clark Library Bookmobile Campaign!  Give on this day and any day!

A NEW BOOKMOBILE FOR LEWIS & CLARK LIBRARY

Twelve years ago, Lewis & Clark Library brought its first Bookmobile to serve residents throughout Lewis and Clark County.  To ensure bookmobile services continue long into the future, it is time to plan for a new Bookmobile to replace our current one. 

 

To raise the needed funds, the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation has launched a two-year Lewis & Clark Library Bookmobile Campaign (2024-2025).

In 2012, the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation, with the support of hundreds of generous donors, helped the Library purchase its first, and only, Bookmobile. Looking ahead to ensure Bookmobile services continue into the future, Lewis & Clark Library will replace this Bookmobile with a new, more energy efficient model.  And the Foundation is again helping to raise the needed funds.

 

The current Bookmobile vehicle has served Lewis and Clark County well over the past decade. It will take 2-3 years before the new Bookmobile joins the mobile library fleet, so we are planning ahead to ensure full funding is in place to make this happen.

 

With 90,000+ miles on the odometer of the current Bookmobile, the well-maintained vehicle has many more miles to go and will continue to travel its countywide route until it is sold to another library. The new Bookmobile will be purchased with funds from this sale, the Library’s depreciation reserve fund, and from the Library Foundation through the generosity of our donors.  It is expected that the new Bookmobile will arrive and begin traveling our county roads by early 2027. 

Visit the Library's Bookmobile webpage.

DONATE HERE or download the pledge and donation form.
 
Your gift will help Lewis & Clark Library keep its popular and essential Bookmobile Service rolling along!

 

During 2024 and 2025, the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation has committed $250,000 toward the estimated cost of $600,000 for a new Bookmobile vehicle.

 

Thanks to the Sarah McCabe Power Trust and a significant bequest from the Robert “Bob” M. Morgan estate, we are well on our way to meet this goal. 

 

To complete this fundraising effort, we are asking the Lewis and Clark County community to help us raise the rest of the needed funds: $28,000 over the next two years. 

THANK YOU!

Our hardworking, but aging, Bookmobile will be replaced before it breaks down and leaves thousands of county patrons without the library services they treasure and depend on.

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