Last day to register for the Parade of Bookmobiles – May 30

Contact: Satia Orange
Director, OLOS
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2007

May 30 is last day to register for the Parade of Bookmobiles

CHICAGO - A rally called “A Parade of Bookmobiles” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26 at the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Libraries have until May 30 to register their bookmobiles by emailing

ALA, through its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), is organizing the event on Tuesday, June 26, in conjunction with its Subcommittee on Library Services to bookmobiles, with support of the Association of bookmobile &* Outreach Services (ABOS).

The historic parade will coincide with ALA’s congressional lobbying efforts and allow bookmobile staff to share benefits and resources of mobile libraries with congressional representatives from individual states.

Library information should include:

-Name of library

-Name of chief library administrator/director & direct contact information

-Mailing addresses and telephone numbers of driver(s) and other accompanying staff

-Website URL (if available)

-Name on vehicle

ALA will provide necessary permits for traffic control, directions for participation, and more.

Libraries are responsible for providing housing, parking expenses and conference registration. A stipend of $300 will be provided for early registrants. A 3-hour workshop entitled “MOBILE OUTREACH: ACCESS AT ITS BEST!” is planned for Sunday, June 24, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. See details at

Early bird registration information can be found at Or call 800-545-2433.

For more information, contact or call Satia Orange at 800-545-2433 ext. 4295.