Library Rolls Out New Bookmobile

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A new set of wheels takes reading on the road.

The Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library cut the ribbon to dedicate its new bookmobile.

The new bookmobile is wrapped in a design showing Sherlock Holmes characters in Topeka settings. It replaced a vehicle that was 21 years-old.

Library officials say, whether you use ebooks, audio books, or tradition paper editions, reading is essential.

"Reading is really a survival skill and we realize that, for our community to grow and prosper, it's essential that we have literate children and this part of the library's job, in terms of really promoting literacy and helping create a prosperous, crowing community," said Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library CEO Gina Milsap.

The library forged a literacy partnership with the Capitol Federal Foundation the included a $20,000 donation toward the new bus. Friends of the Library gave another $5,000.