Angelle and Victoria Briggs spend their days aboard the Vermilion Parish Book Mobile.
“There’s nothing is like turning the page of a book,” Briggs said. “I’d rather turn the page of a book then get on a Kindle or read a book online.”
Briggs said when she got the job a few years ago she did not know what to expect. What she got, she said, was far more than she could imagine.
“We see a lot of excitement. They’re looking all over and they don’t know what to choose.”
The book mobile is the brain child of Charlotte Trosclair and made possible by the Gates Foundation.
“It was a dream…I just couldn’t believe it,” Trosclair said. “You get to design this book mobile. They would send you plans and you get to edit those plans and get it just the way that you want.”
The first book mobile rolled into Vermilion Parish shortly after Hurricane Rita ravaged the area. Trosclair said the book mobile was a place for people to go and get work done and escape–if just for a little while.
“It’s a great opportunity to have this book mobile and serve other people.”
Ten years later the book mobile is still a huge part of Vermilion Parish.
“Education continues at home or really anywhere…because they can go anywhere with a book,” Trosclair said.
For more information on the book mobile go to www.vermilionparishlibrary.com.