Polish National Credit Union President/CEO James Kelly today presented Mayor Richard Kos with the second installment of $15,000 towards the bank’s $75,000 commitment for the funding of Chicopee’s bookmobile, which is the only one in Western Massachusetts.
To date over 7,600 items have been check out since the bookmobile hit the road with close to 10,000 total customers served. Over 250 kids signed up for the Library’s annual Summer reading program during bookmobile stops alone, while over 1,400 students from five Chicopee Public Schools came aboard the bookmobile for tours.
“There continues to be an incredible source of excitement in our City.” said Library Director Nancy Contois. “Children and adults alike show great enthusiasm over the bookmobile's stops in their neighborhoods because it has so much to offer. New materials, WIFI access, four iPads, and access to the entire CWMARS catalog, it’s a great resource.”
“The bookmobile has made a significant impact on our community,” said Mayor Richard Kos. “We now can offer library services to every neighborhood in Chicopee, something we weren’t able to do before with only physical library locations. It’s a great service that we are able to provide because of the generosity of Polish National.”
“We are delighted to continue serving our local market and help our community” said Polish National President and CEO Jim Kelly. ”It is always our goal to grow lasting relationships to improve people’s lives and this bookmobile helps us do that.”
For a schedule of the bookmobile stops visit chicopeepubliclibrary.org/bookmobile