Bookmobile on the move
As the WOW!mobile, the Georgetown Public Library’s Words on Wheels bookmobile, enters its third year on Georgetown streets, many folks have become familiar with the vehicle’s bright colors and cheerful art. It’s easy to imagine the enjoyment children get out of a visit to the WOW!mobile, but sometimes people forget that the library on wheels isn’t just for kids. From September to May, its primary stops are at nursing homes and care facilities for the elderly.
“The WOW!mobile works with me on the needs we have here at The Wesleyan at Scenic,” says Sandy Harris, activities director at The Wesleyan at Scenic. “It brings books and DVDs that we may not have in our library, and that helps residents with their everyday activity.” She adds, “It brings life, imagination, and true stories, meaning inspiration, tears, and laughter. It brings a book door to door, whether residents come out of their room or not.”
Michele Harber, Community Outreach Librarian, is in charge of the WOW!mobile. “It gives me great joy to think I am adding a pleasure to their day,” she says. “It’s very rewarding to know the few minutes we are able to interact affects each of us. . . . I am a senior, so I believe it’s easier for me to relate to their needs and some of their struggles. For anyone, regardless of age, I try to convey an attitude of caring and love. Each of us wants to be heard, acknowledged, and loved. I attempt to do that as the WOW!mobile librarian. How great a job is that?”
Looking for a Valentine’s Day romance to read?
Pick up Georgetown author Jeanell Bolton’s What the Heart Wants, a love story set in the fictional Texas town of Bosque Bend. Sixteen years after her father brought shame to the family, Laurel Harlow has decided to sell the family home and start over. Enter Jase Redlander, the boy who once broke her heart. He’s back—with a troubled teenage daughter. Will he convince her that he’s worth taking a chance on again? Will she reveal a secret she’s kept from him? Read and find out! Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes. For a sample, go to jeanellbolton.com.