Rochester Hills Public Library Purchases a New Mini Bookmobile

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Dodge ProMaster 3500 utility van to replace the bus-sized community bookmobile. Over the past several months, the 30-year-old bookmobile bus has had maintenance issues that mechanics cannot diagnose or fix. RHPL purchased the bus from another library in 2018 as a temporary vehicle for outreach services to Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township. The bus served two libraries and thousands of patrons in two … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Returns for Grab & Go Service

The Rochester Hills Public Library's Bookmobile returned to the road this week for Grab & Go Service under Phase Three of the library’s Reopening Plan. “We are excited to put the library’s Bookmobile back in service,” said library director Juliane Morian. “Health and safety remain our number one priority so we have implemented distancing measures for patrons to wait safely outside the Bookmobile. Additionally, only library staff will be allowed on the Bookmobile at this time. We know … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Patron Turns 100

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Patron Francis D’agostine celebrates her 100th birthday this Sunday. Library staff helped her kickoff the festivities with cupcakes during her regular bookmobile visit Wednesday. “Mrs. D’agostine is a valued patron and we’re happy to we got the opportunity to celebrate this big moment with her,” said Bookmobile Driver Nick Bourgeau. D’agostine says books have kept her sharp. The Bookmobile travels to 24 locations every week, bringing the fun of the … [Read more...]

Donation Brings Children’s Books to Rochester Hills Public Library Mini-Branches

Those living in Sanctuary at Bellbrook, Avon on the Lake Senior Living, and Samaritas Affordable Living will now be able to share a variety of beloved children’s books their grandchildren and other little visitors.   “We know the importance of reading out loud to your children but we’re just starting to realize the positive impact it has on seniors,” says Outreach and Bookmobile Services Manager Mary Davis, “Bringing books to mini-branches will give them an opportunity to bond with their loved … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day @Michigan’s Busiest Bookmobile

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 is National Bookmobile Day, a time to celebrate the contributions of mobile library services in the United States.  For over 100 years, bookmobiles have provided access to information and technology to customers in all walks of life. While there are over 900 bookmobiles operating throughout the United States, Michigan’s Busiest Bookmobile is one of 18 mobile libraries in the State of Michigan. This year, the RHPL Bookmobile is celebrating National Bookmobile Day with … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Busiest Bookmobile is Tooting Its Horn

The Rochester Hills Public Library bookmobile is adding 2 new weekly stops to its line-up. Beginning March 14, the bookmobile will be visiting the Hampton Village Center at the northeast corner of Rochester Road and Auburn Road from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and the Bedford Square Apartment Complex located (off of Tienken Road just west of Rochester Road) at 1685 Bedford Square Drive from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Currently the bookmobile makes 26 weekly stops in a 72 square mile service area. “The … [Read more...]