New chapter for mobile library

Emily and Rebecca Furtado look at the books on the new mobile library.

Emily and Rebecca Furtado look at the books on the new mobile library.

First published in News

A NEW chapter in the history of Wilton mobile library began on Monday.

Wiltshire Council proudly showed off its latest acquisition, a DAF LF45 lowemission vehicle that will visit 66 locations fortnightly, with weekly stops in Nomansland, Shrewton and Winterslow. It has a seating area for groups to share stories, and stocks large print and talking books, CDs and DVDs as well as a wide range of fiction and non-fiction.

Last year the Wilton mobile library lent 38,600 items, with people using the service 16,500 times. The county is celebrating 60 years of providing mobile libraries, and Cllr Chris Williams, portfolio holder for libraries, said: “What better way than by introducing a new vehicle to continue the good work?”

On Saturday, August 16 the new library will be on the green at Nomansland for a family fun event from 10am until noon.

Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite superhero and there will be competitions, colouring, badge making, and an appearance by the Bookstart Bear.

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