The Little Bookmobile That Could


Wisconsin's Brown County has lots of little schools spread around a vast area, and not alot of public libraries that are easily accessible to students and seniors. But it does have a beat-up Bookmobile, and “Bookmobile Bob� Ripley. Because the Bookmobile’s on-board generator is on the fritz, Ripley plugs his vehicle into nearby power outlets when he makes stops in rural areas or at metropolitan nursing homes.

Last year, county officials proposed junking the Bookmobile as part of budget cuts. Colleen Magley of Wayside said area residents raised $301 from a bratwurst fry for operating costs for the Bookmobile.

“It’s not much, but it helps,� she said. Story from the Green Bay Press Gazette .

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