Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the re-launched “Adelante” Bookmobile on January 29, 2015, from 3:30 -5:00 p.m. at the Libby Lake Resource Center, located 4700 North River Road. There will be live music, food and fun for the entire family, and the public is invited to tour the vehicle.
The Adelante Bookmobile first began operation in Oceanside in 2003, but was removed from service in 2009 in order to meet budget reduction requirements. At the time it was taken off the road, visits to the Adelante Bookmobile and material check-outs were at an all-time high. The Library was always eager to bring the Adelante Bookmobile back into service, and as part of the Library’s 2012 Strategic Planning Process, Library and City Staff and members of the community worked together to achieve a solution. The Seguimos Adelante / Moving Forward Project was launched, and as a result, the Adelante Bookmobile was brought back into service in January 2014. A team of talented and passionate Library staff has been assembled that are focused and dedicated to making certain the Adelante Bookmobile brings the best possible resources available to those neighborhoods it serves. Over the past year, the Adelante Bookmobile has had over 6,000 visitors who checked out more than 8,000 items.
The 32-foot vehicle provides English and Spanish language books for all ages, literacy and ESL material, DVDs, public computers with internet access, and much more to three locations a week in Oceanside. In addition, many programs on topics such as health, finance and parenting, as well as children’s and teens activities take place at each location. The goal of the Seguimos Adelante / Moving Forward Project is to help people access services; strengthen families; enhance early childhood education and literacy; and empower citizens to make informed choices.
The Adelante Bookmobile stops in selected neighborhoods Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Mondays Joe Balderrama Recreation Center – 709 San Diego Street
Wednesdays Crown Heights Resource Center – 1210 Division Street
Thursdays Libby Lake Resource Center – 4700 North River Road
For more information on the Seguimos Adelante / Moving Forward Project, the Adelante Bookmobile or any of the Library’s programs and services, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call 760-435-5600.