By Lynn Johnson, Library Director
August 20, 2021
The Lewiston City Library is excited to announce that a bookmobile will be added to its list of services in the next year through an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Rescue Plan Act for $125,000. This grant is administered through the Idaho Commission for Libraries' initiative, "Keep Students Learning and Adults Earning".
Recently State Librarian, Stephanie Bailey-White, visited the Lewiston City Library to present us with our check and tour our downtown library. She is excited to be able to share over two million dollars with libraries across the state.
We have begun working with Joe Hall Ford to purchase a 2022 Transit Van that will be modified to bring library materials to storytimes in the city parks and expand our services to those of all ages, especially those less mobile. The vehicle will host free public wifi with devices available for use on-site as well as a book collection available for checkout. While waiting for the van to arrive, we are working to acquire books, technology, shelving, and carts for installation on the vehicle. We are very excited to get started on this "Reach, Read, Connect" grant project.
Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Bailey-White, Idaho State Librarian; Colleen Olive, Youth Services Librarian Lewiston City Library; Dylan Baker, E-Services Program Supervisor, Idaho Commission for Libraries; Chuck Stroschein, Vice President, Lewiston City Library Foundation; Lynn Johnson, Director, Lewiston City Library.