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Chicopee Set To Put Bookmobile On The Streets


A brand new bookmobile will be traveling through a western Massachusetts city this summer.

The city of Chicopee unveiled a new $75,000 bookmobile and announced a two-week rolling schedule of stops starting June 29th

Library director Nancy Contois said it is Chicopee’s first bookmobile, and currently the only one in western Massachusetts.  Scheduled stops include parks, apartment complexes, and the farmers’ market.

"This gives us the opportunity to bring our library services out to where our public is," she said.

The bookmobile is stocked with more than 500 books and DVDs.  It has Wi-Fi, so people can download e-books.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.