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April 15, 2024

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Gallatin Public Library Starts “Mobile Library” for Community

Gallatin Public Library's bringing the books to you!

The Gallatin Public Library and its staff have been touring the city in a mobile library, prividing books and other services for residents.

In addition to being at the Gallatin Farmers Market every Saturday it's open, the mobile library has gone to more than 80 locations including schools, neighborhoods, community events, apartment complexes and senior citizen centers. It is also

For each location, officials bring around 100 different materials from the library that can be checked out. There are also a similar number of other items and books that are also available to keep for free.

Starting in employees in own vehicles, the Gallatin Public Library was able to purchase the van used now in late 2020 thanks to a $14,000 grant from The Memorial Foundation, a Hendersonville-based nonprofit. The vehicle was recently decorated using private donations from the Friends of the Gallatin Library nonprofit support group.

The mobile library, which is free to schedule for a visit, is already booked up to November. Users can arrange to check out a specific book prior to each stop and returns are also accepted at any location.

For more information, visit the Gallatin Public Library’s Facebook page or contact 615-452-1722.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.