Tri-County OIC


BookyMobile
 

WHAT IS THE BOOKYMOBILE®? The BookyMobile® is OIC’s library-on-wheels. The BookyMobile® travels to communities throughout Central Pennsylvania, distributing books to residents.

WHERE DOES OIC GET BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY? Libraries, civic organizations, and community members donate books to OIC for distribution to people who want them. Although we free distribute books year-round at our main campus, we would like to bring the reading experience closer to those who want it most. In our constantly changing collection we have fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers, as well as children’s picture and activity books.

WHERE DID THE BOOKYMOBILE® COME FROM? The idea for the BookyMobile® came about when students and graduates told us they wanted to expand their learning at home. In response, OIC developed a way to encourage Reading For Life. In 2007, we were able to acquire a trailer and convert it to the BookyMobile® learning center. Behind the OIC van, the BookyMobile® has gone directly into communities and neighborhoods to distribute books and learning materials to anyone who wants them.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE BOOKYMOBILE®? The possibilities are limitless. The BookyMobile® can go anywhere people are interested in learning—community fairs and festivals, local churches, schools, community centers—and offer books and reading experiences to individuals and groups throughout Central Pennsylvania.

HOW CAN I GET THE BOOKYMOBILE® TO VISIT MY NEIGHBORHOOD? If you would like to arrange for the BookyMobile® to visit your neighborhood or community, contact Jeffrey Woodyard at 238-7318.

Upcoming Appearances

FRIDAY, MARCH 5   Graysonview Harrisburg, 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA

MONDAY, MARCH 8 Lang Manor Capital Area Head Start Harrisburg, 4 - 6 pm, 179 Watson Street, Harrisburg, PA 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 Foose Elementary School  5:30 - 7:30 pm, 1301 Sycamore Street, Harrisburg, PA 

FRIDAY, APRIL 9  Graysonview Harrisburg, 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15   Cole Crest Capital Area Head Start Harrisburg, 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 900 Cumbler Street, Steelton, PA. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17   Bethesda Youth Mission, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., 1428 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17   Camp Curtin YMCA, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., 2135 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 23 Tri-Community Elementary School and Head Start 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., 255 Cypress Street, Bressler-Steelton, PA. 

THURSDAY, MAY 6 Hamilton Elementary School 10 a.m. until Noon - Field trip to visit the BookyMobile® at 500 Maclay Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

FRIDAY, MAY 7  Graysonview Harrisburg, 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 Mayfest Broad Street Market, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., 1233 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, MAY 15 Multicultural Festival, 1 - 5 p.m., 1227 Berryhill Street North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

THURSDAY, MAY 20 Tri-Community Elementary School and Head Start 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., 255 Cypress Street, Bressler-Steelton, PA. 

SATURDAY, MAY 22 Hall Manor - Community Action Center Fitness Craze, 11a.m.  - 4 p.m., 100 Hall Manor, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 OIC Summer Reading Kickoff Event, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., 500 Maclay Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 Marshall Elementary School 10.m. until 1 p.m., 301 Hale Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 Juneteenth - Hope Station, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., 149 West Penn Street, Carlisle, PA. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 Unity Celebration - Cole Crest 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 900 Cumbler Street, Steelton, PA. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 Steelton Mennonite Church - Cole Crest 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 101 Adams Street, Steelton, PA. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 Susquehanna Middle School, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 1101 Highland Street, Steelton, PA. 

SATURDAY, JULY 17 Court at Washington Square, 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m., 225 May Street, Harrisburg, PA. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 National Night Out - Steelton Fire Station, 6-8 p.m., 185 North Front Street, Steelton, PA. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 Citywide Basketball Tournament, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 7th & Radnor Streets, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 Court at Washington Square, 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m., 225 May Street, Harrisburg, PA. (RAIN DATE)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 MS Polo Match - Hempt Polo Field 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mechanicsburg, PA. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 Stephenson's Memorial Church, 12-4 p.m., 13tyh & Vernon Streets, Harrisburg, PA. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 Community Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Elizabethville, PA. 

Past Appearances

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FOR MORE INFORMATION   Contact OIC at 238-7318 or info@tricountyoic.org