The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) has received over $41,000.00 in grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mississippi Library Commission to provide mobile library services to Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston Counties. A new eighteen-foot-long customized mobile library vehicle will deliver materials, technology, and programming to communities and institutions with limited access to library resources, or to those who may want more convenience in receiving library services.
The mobile library will house hundreds of items available for checkout, including books and DVDs for all ages. Mobile library staff members will be able to provide programming, reference services, and even sign patrons up for a library card. The library system plans to offer additional services on the vehicle in the future, such as WIFI, wireless printing, and more.
MMRLS is seeking to partner with institutions throughout its service area to provide mobile library services by scheduling regular visits to local long-term care and senior living facilities, schools, daycares, and other community organizations. The library also plans to visit local festivals and other events. Those interested in scheduling a visit can contact their local branch library location or visit: midmisslib.com/mobilelibrary.
“Our new mobile library will offer our patrons almost anything they could get from a physical library building,” said Josh Haidet, MMRLS Executive Director. “Our thirteen branch locations do a wonderful job serving our communities. We are excited to now have the ability to bring our services beyond the walls of our physical buildings to any location throughout our five-county service area.”
For more information about all library services, call or visit your local MMRLS branch library or the library’s website at: midmisslib.com. All library services are made possible thanks to the continued financial support of our local elected officials.