Worcester’s new mobile library will visit schools

Worcester’s new mobile library will visit schools

WORCESTER — The Worcester Public Library will soon add another piece to its “One City, One Library” initiative with a second mobile library.

Funding for the additional mobile library was being sought by the library foundation as part of the One City, One Library initiative, which will expand public library services in four elementary schools this fall.

Coined “Little Libby,” the new mobile library will be a smaller version of the existing Library Express, which is sponsored by the College of the Holy Cross, and will provide regular mobile library services to those elementary schools that were not selected for the initial One City, One Library pilot project.

“This is one more visible example of putting our mission of ‘Connecting people and resources to improve the community’ into action,” said Timothy J. Garvin, CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts.

In June, city, school and community leaders announced the formation of a public-private partnership to open four public branch libraries at Roosevelt Elementary School, Tatnuck Magnet School, Goddard Science and Technology, and Burncoat Preparatory as part of the initiative.

These school-based branch libraries also will serve residents during after-school, weekend and school vacation hours. The partnership aims to connect every elementary school with access to library services and materials, while opening the doors to the public for convenient, neighborhood-based library services.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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