Mobile library service for rural areas launches in Gloucestershire

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A NEW chapter has opened for book lovers across the county with the launch of a new mobile library service.

The new arrangement, which was introduced in December, give people in rural areas of the county a range of library services - from providing books and information to accessing the internet.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "With our network of static libraries, the virtual library and the mobile service, we feel that we have a comprehensive and flexible package of services for everyone in the county."

In February one customer who has visited the mobile library will win a Google Nexus tablet in a prize draw.

There are now 56 mobile stops across the county which each receive four weekly visits. To see when the mobile library will be visiting your area go to

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