Bookmobile expands route to include more communities

ROBERTSDALE — From Magnolia Springs to Little River, the county bookmobile continues make its rounds.

Its fall schedule includes several new stops, including one in the parking lot of Bruno’s grocery at Blakeley Square Shopping Center at U.S. 31 and Alabama 225 in Spanish Fort.

The bookmobile makes 37 stops every two weeks at schools, retirement communities and community centers.

In addition to the 3,000 books and audiotapes on the bookmobile, items can be borrowed from any library in the county.

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The bookmobile is managed by the Baldwin County Library Cooperative in Robertsdale. The cooperative also maintains collections at deposit stations in nursing homes, mental health centers and centers for the aging throughout the county. These collections are rotated every three to six months to bring in new materials.

The staff of BCLC also manages the integrated library system used by nearly all of the libraries in Baldwin County. The collections of most libraries in the county, except Lillian, are now in the catalog and material can be acquired from across the county at your home library, even if your home library is the bookmobile, cooperative officials said.

The Baldwin County Bookmobile runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8 and 22 and Nov. 5 and 19 in the following areas: Academy of Mission Samaria in Seminole, St. Mark’s Church in Elberta, St. Benedict School in Elberta, Shepherd’s Lambs Preschool in Lillian, Perdido Bay Library in Lillian, Spanish Cove Clubhouse, and the Baldwin County Mental Health Center in Robertsdale.

It runs from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and 23 and Nov. 6 and 20 in the following areas: Belle Fountain School, Vaughn ElementarHead Start, Jonnie Bolden Day Care in Stockton, Ferguson’s Store in Little River and Perdido Baptist Church.

The bookmobile runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thurs days, Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 21 in the following areas: Eastern Shore Kids Kastle in Fairhope, Eastern Shore Christian Academy in Daphne, Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Catherine Place in Daphne and K&R Child Care in Daphne.

It runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 15 and 29 and Nov. 12 and 26 in the fol lowing areas: Summerdale Community Center, Swift School in Bon Secour, Bon Secour Episcopal Church, Magnolia Springs Wesleyan Church, Sherwood Forest in Fish River, Homestead Independent Living and Homestead Huntington Apartments in Fairhope, AHEPA Senior Housing in Fairhope, and Montrose Bay Nursing.

The bookmobile runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16 and 30 and Nov. 13 and 27 in the following areas: Central Christian School in Robertsdale, Faith Presbyterian Christian School in Robertsdale, Live Oak in Foley, Association for Retarded Citizens Center in Foley, and Loving Care Day Care in Foley.