The Bookmobile and Library Express Van are part of our Outreach Services efforts designed to reach district residents who do not have convenient access to or cannot get to our library.
About the Bookmobile:
The Bookmobile is a full-service mobile branch of our library. In 2021, we welcomed the arrival of our new Bookmobile. This vehicle replaced our original Bookmobile, which had been part of the Fountaindale family since 2003. Our new Bookmobile provides scheduled stops around the community that are open to the public. It also visits Bolingbrook schools, senior facilities and community events.
You’re welcome to come aboard the Bookmobile to browse and check out bestsellers, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, Playaways, DVDs and video games for children, teens and adults. You can also apply for a library card and request to pick up your holds on the Bookmobile. In addition to a robust collection of popular materials, our new Bookmobile boasts bench seats, Wi-Fi, a wheelchair lift and a 75-inch TV under a 20-foot awning on the exterior.
Our Outreach staff and Bookmobile participate in many community events throughout the year. We offer mobile puppet shows (MOPs) and other enriching events and activities at neighborhood parks and centers around the community. Each MOPs show is made up of two or three short acts filled with music, interactive elements and fun. Be sure to join us for some hilarious puppetry for the entire family!
About the Library Express Van:
In September 2017, we added a second vehicle to better serve our community. The Library Express Van visits local senior facilities and provides library services to all Bolingbrook middle schools and several area preschools. Unlike the Bookmobile, visitors do not come aboard the Library Express Van; our Outreach staff comes to you. The van is equipped with carts to roll into facilities or schools for visitors to check out materials.
Our friendly Outreach staff also uses the Library Express Van to pick up materials from both off-site book drops and to deliver materials to patrons receiving Home Delivery Service.
Tour our outreach vehicles
See our events calendar for a schedule of Bookmobile and Library Express Van stops.
Bookmobile and Library Express Van stops may be canceled without prior notice in the event of severe weather or mechanical difficulties. Please contact Outreach Services at 630.685.4230 for questions related to service.