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County Update With Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman What has four wheels and speaks volumes? Books on Wheels S anta Clara County Library District’s (SCCLD) new bookmobile of course! The new vehicle joins a second bookmobile already in service in Santa Clara County. The bookmobile provides personalized, comprehensive library service to people who may have diffi culty visiting a community library including Seniors, individuals with physical limitations, children, and geographically remote residents in the cities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Saratoga and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. The addition of the second bookmobile helps the Santa Clara County Library District operate as an open forum promoting knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. The library provides free access to informational, educational, and recreational materials and services. In response to community needs, the library provides diverse resources on a wide variety of subjects and viewpoints, and helps people use these resources. 68 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN You’ll know when you see the new vehicle because of the fun graphics displayed on the outside. But, that’s just the beginning! Additional unique features include an activity wall so kids can play and explore; benches for inside seating; solar panels for a greener and more efficient vehicle; a lift in back that can also be used for wheelchair accessibility; and a T.V. monitor inside to provide additional information on library programs and services. Making stops to over 46 different locations twice a month, the bookmobiles offer a unique and personalized library service to residents who have difficulty visiting a Santa Clara County Library District library (such as those in Morgan Hill and Gilroy). Stocked with books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, console games, and even magazines, it’s no wonder it already has a following of devoted fans. Find out more about the SCCLD bookmobile at MAY/JUNE 2017 Supervisor Mike Wasserman was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in November 2010, and re-elected in 2014. He represents District 1, which includes Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and portions of San Jose. (