The Birmingham Times
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) on Tuesday unveiled the new BPL bookmobile at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham.
The vehicle offers a variety of library services beyond having books and DVDs. Patrons will be able to take advantage of many services available in libraries across Birmingham – use computers, get access to free Wi-Fi, and obtain services such as notarizing, fax and printing. In addition, BPL Mobile will take programs on the road such as library story times and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities.
The project was made possible by a donation of a paratransit bus from the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and a partnership with a local developer, Ed Ticheli (American Life Lofts), in addition to support from other local partners including Opportunity Alabama.