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Google keeps Bookmobile rolling

 

Books in hand, Claudia and her son Julio leave the Mountain View Bookmobile at Castro Elementary School on Dec. 4. On Tuesday, the City Council approved an $89,000 donation from Google that will keep the city's bookmobile on the road through June of 2014.

Originally purchased with a $1 million grant from Google in 2006, the environmentally friendly, WiFi-equipped bookmobile stops at seven preschools, three corporate campuses, four senior facilities and Castro School. Over 70,900 items were checked out from it last year. With the new funds, two more schools will be served, and the library can begin loaning out laptops and tablet computers. Library director Rosanne Macek says the city is very fortunate to have Google's support.

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Posted by Cuesta parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Bravo! This bookmobile makes a big difference for families who live near Castro School. We know many people who are regular bookmobile customers and for whom it is their primary source of reading materials at home. Thanks, Google and MV Library


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Posted by HarvardMom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I've said it before, and I can't wait to say it again:

Love you, Google! You're awesome! You're the best! Thank you for all you do to keep Mountain View thriving!


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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Frankly I've never understood why Mountain View has a book mobile.

This city isn't that big. How hard is it to get to the library?

I'd rather see this money spent on the library itself. Something that benefits everyone who uses the library instead of a few isolated communities.


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Posted by Robin Schultz
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Thanks Google. I would give you a huge high-five if I could. This is a great service and what a treat for kids, seniors and everyone in between that it gets to continue and thrive. Thank you for that!


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