Category Archives: Mobile library

Book tour launch at Angel Christian Supplies

I was so impacted by the people – old and now new friends – who dropped by Angel Christian Supplies to support the launch of the ‘Buy a Book – Donate a Book’ campaign, as we kicked off the official book tour on Saturday. It was overwhelming and somewhat surreal to be signing the book that not so long ago was just a thought percolating in my heart.

Our Mobile Library aboard the Care Bus has been greatly enhanced due to the generous donations from those who visited the store on Saturday and Pacific Academy students, Cloverdale Library, Surrey Libraries and all of our wonderful family and friends!

A special thank you to Serena Taylor and staff at Angel Christian Supplies for hosting the event.

It is true. Papa does so much more than we could ever imagine or hope for, Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

Photos courtesy Ingrid Roeske Good

Have books will travel…

God works in mysterious ways!

I’m on the road back to Vancouver following a few restful days in Barriere, BC, pondering the upcoming launch of our mobile library and literacy program and wondering where the inspiration had come from.

My reflections carried me way back to a memory in my home town of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where my love for reading and writing was kindled by the book mobile that parked weekly in my school yard and nearby shopping mall.

Seconds later, I pull into a gas station and find myself next to the Thompson–Nicola Regional District Book Mobile, the only one of its kind in BC. I could hardly believe my eyes! Coincidence? I think not!

Book mobile exterior Curiosity got the better of me – I scrambled out of the car to pay a visit. As I stepped over the bus’s threshold, I was whizzed back to childhood familiarity. The scent of tattered pages, the thrill of countless stories and the power of words encircled me like a warm blanket!

Book mobile interiorThis was it! The inspiration! To inspire, educate, encourage and share this experience with those on the street who are either uncomfortable with the grandiose of our brand new Surrey Library or have difficulty signing out books without a fixed address or ID.

With our very own Care Bus we have started to implement a book-sharing system in our very own community. On Tuesday evenings, anyone can access our mobile library via an honour system where new and used donated books are lovingly placed in the hands of adults and children, whose eyes light up with the prospect of losing themselves in a good book.

Thank you Thompson-Nicola Regional District staff for the blessing of allowing me to snap pictures and glean new ideas for our Care Bus Library! It looks like we have a pair of mobile library busses in BC now 🙂