Not your father's bookmobile

New library on wheels has computer stations, outdoor cafe

The San Mateo County Library is inviting the public to check out a new bookmobile that may be unlike any you have seen before.

It is a 35-foot-long bus with computer workstations, solar panels and an awning for outdoor cafe seating, says Anna Koch, library service manager for the county library system.

The bookmobile will be formally introduced at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Pescadero Elementary School, 620 N. St. in Pescadero. There will be music, crafts, story time and light refreshments, Ms. Koch says.

The bookmobile can hold "thousands of books, magazines and other materials for everyone from young children to older adults, in English and Spanish," she said in an announcement.

There is bench seating, wheelchair access and wireless connectivity, she says.

Libraries in Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside are part of the San Mateo County Library system.

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