Colchester Bookmobile returns to town on July 6

By By Collaborative for Colchester’s Children
Colchester - posted Fri., Jun. 28, 2013
The Colchester Bookmobile will return to town next on July 6. Courtesy photo. - Contributed Photo

The Collaborative for Colchester’s Children (C3) has announced that one of its partners, Backus Hospital, has donated a Subaru for use as the Colchester Bookmobile. Many local residents have seen the Bookmobile lately traveling through town. It is, in essence, a vehicle that provides traveling library services to children in identified neighborhoods and will be delivering books to elderly home-bound individuals, as well.

The Colchester Bookmobile has been made possible through a partnership between Colchester Rotary Club, C3, Cragin Memorial Library, the Town of Colchester and Backus Hospital. Originally started in 2011, the Bookmobile was unfortunately put on hold. Realizing the importance of such a service, partner organizations worked together to bring the Bookmobile back to Colchester the first Saturday of each month since February in an effort to help promote learning throughout the community.

The Bookmobile will be traveling through town next on Saturday, July 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Balaban Road (apartment playscape), then to Tavern Lane at 10:30 a.m., and Country Place at 11:15 a.m. The Bookmobile offers all residents many services, including book check-outs, book returns, issues library cards, and opportunities to obtain information on available Early Head Start services. The Bookmobile will be making more frequent visits now that school is out and summer begins for the children.

If you are interested in volunteering time or donating books, contact Evamarie Young at

Having amazing partners working with C3 has created opportunities that would not otherwise exist for the citizens of Colchester. C3 works together in partnership to provide services and support to children from birth to age 8 and their families. C3 is grant-funded by the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, The Children’s Trust Fund of Connecticut, and the State Department of Education. For more information, visit

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