Press ReleaseIowa City Public Library Deploying Bookmobile as a Limited Tech Zone



The Department of Human Services is offering help to households currently receiving food assistance who need to replace food that was destroyed as a result of the storm on Monday, 8/10/20. There is a limited time in which to apply for this aid; 10 days from the date food spoiled.

To assist our community, we are sending the Bookmobile out for the next few days to provide access to the internet and technical tools to fill out the "Request for Replacement of Spoiled Food" form required to begin the reimbursement process.

The library will provide charging stations, laptops, and WiFi for use on-site at these locations today and tomorrow:

-Friday, August 14th 12-2 pm, Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr. 2:30-4 pm, Waterfront Hy-Vee,1720 Waterfront Dr. 

-Saturday, August 15th10 am-1 pm, GreenState Credit Union, 825 Mormon Trek

There are no library materials on the Bookmobile and only library staff may be on the Bookmobile.Masks and social distancing are mandatory. Masks will be available for people who do not have one. 

The Bookmobile will be out again for a few days next week to continue this service. Please stay tuned to our social media channels and website, and you may always call us for more information.

"Using the Bookmobile to meet an acute, time-sensitive community need just makes sense. We are here for the community, even while the building is closed," said Angie Pilkington, Coordinator, Children's Services.