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Porterville looking to introduce mobile library vehicle services

Porterville Library Update
Posted at 8:23 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 11:23:49-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — It's been almost four months since a fire took the lives of two Porterville firefighters, one of which was a Delano native who lived in Bakersfield. That same fire also destroyed the city's only library.

The library was demolished, and the site has been cleaned up and fenced off. The city is continuing to look at possible locations for a temporary and permanent library. But you may not have to wait until then to check out a book.

The city recently received a $60,000 California state library grant for a mobile library vehicle.

A staff report about the mobile library vehicle says it will be able to reach all areas of the community with the same one-on-one services offered in the old library.

Porterville city councilmembers are expected to approve the purchase of the vehicle at their next city council meeting.