Soaring Gas Prices Hurt Bookmobile Services

The Curmudgeony Librarian writes "Natrona County Public Library in Casper, Wyoming is the first of many library systems facing trouble for their bookmobiles, as gas prices rise. With a route that takes it over 300 to 350 miles every two weeks, the rising fuel costs are putting a crimp in the budget. Gas prices are up over sixty cents a gallon over last year. Also affected by the price crush is the local Meals on Wheels program. It is uncertain when, if ever, gas prices will stabilize or drop to lower levels."


As gas prices soar, it seems like it may be time for financially strapped library systems to research for fueling their bookmobiles.