Libraries phase out bookmobiles

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Anonymous Patron writes "The OCRegister has some Sad News. Demand for the service falls as costs increase. Only two cities in Orange County still have them.The nation's bookmobiles are slowly going the way of the dinosaurs, killed off not by meteors, but by new technology and rising fuel prices. On Thursday, Santa Ana became the latest city to say goodbye to the bookmobile, citing high costs and relatively low patronage."

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you can move to LA County. Even though LA City got rid of theirs, the County system still has 4. :-)

A bookmobile is often the most economical way of reaching people with library services in rural area. When you can't afford branches for all your small rural communities, a bookmobile is the perfect solution, a "mobile branch".