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BookmobileWho Can Participate
Bookmobile is for everyone - children and adults. All Bookmobile cardholders have full library privileges. Contact the Columbus Public Library at (402) 564-7116 to reserve books for delivery to you at your Bookmobile stop.

To reach Karen Hake, Bookmobile Librarian, call 402-270-4807 or email.

Go to the Bookmobile Calendar to see when it will be in your area.

Proud History of Platte County Library Service
In the summer of 1967 Win Jacobsen, the city librarian (1961-1979), was hiring staff for this new library service. He chose Karen Hake, a young lady fresh out of high school, to work as the "Bookmobile Librarian." To this day, Karen Hake continues to serve as the Bookmobile Librarian.

A light-green bread-box shaped vehicle served until the spring of 1990, when a new blue and white bus-size vehicle, manufactured by the Thomas Built Bus Company of High Point, North Carolina, was delivered to the library. The old Gerstenslager had gone through two engines and the odometer showed 300,000 miles travelled in its nearly 20 years of service.

In March of 2002, the County Board of Supervisors voted to place the issue of bookmobile and walk-in library service on the May primary election ballot. Following a campaign by county residents who advocated library and bookmobile funding, the voters at the primary election cast 83% of their votes in favor of a levy to continue paying for bookmobile and walk-in library service.

New Vehicle 
A new "Freightliner" bookmobile was ordered and received just in time to be in the city's Sesquicentennial Parade on Sunday, July 1st, 2006. This new, but shorter, vehicle replaces the Thomas Built bus-size bookmobile that was in use for nearly 15 years.

Platte County Library Advisory Board
Sandy Wegener, Carol Rosendahl, and Liz Young

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