Celebrating the Bookmobile

Mid-Columbia Libraries has continually provided rural services since 1949. As the first library serving our region and the first branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries, the Bookmobile served farming communities in rural, unincorporated parts of Benton and Franklin counties. After 72 years of service, the Bookmobile retired in early 2021. 

Today, we provide book and materials delivery service to Mesa, Plymouth, and Paterson, as well as other rural areas of the Mid-Columbia region with Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Rural Services