LAURINBURG — The county’s bookmobile recently got itself an extreme makeover.
“It was time,” said Scotland County Memorial Library Director Leon Gyles. “The old wrapper had been on since 2010 — and it held up pretty well over those seven years — but we’re going to be much more visible now.”
The hulking white Freightliner, which is housed under a massive carport-style facility behind the library, is now dressed in a wrapper that bears the Scotland County Memorial Library name, as well as its phone number and website address on both sides. At the back end of each side is a silhouette of a bagpiper.
“That bagpiper isn’t like the one seen at the high school,” Gyles said. “It’s a takeoff of the one in the N.C. Cardinal catalog at the library.”
The cost of the bookmobile’s new wrapping was $3,500 and was done by Matthews Mobile Media out of Greensboro — but Gyles thinks it will pay off in many ways.
“It’s going to give us a good marketing tool all over the county, as well as identify us better in the communities,” he said, adding that the bookmobile currently makes an average of four runs each week to locations in Scotland County.
“We serve all kinds of places, like day cares, nursing homes, shut-ins, apartment complexes …” Gyles said. “We also work with the schools for special requests, and it’s all a free service.”
Anyone wanting to schedule a visit by the bookmobile can call the library at 910-276-0563 and speak with Heather.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-506-3023 or [email protected]