Chris Young’s Hike
to Pay Off the New Bookmobile

Commissioner Hits the Road for the Traveling Library

From  Columbia County Commissioner, Chris Young: “I have been on the board of the Columbia County Traveling Library since 2000. I care about the bookmobile so much, that I am hiking across Columbia County from top to bottom to help the library pay it off. It is just about 50 miles, which I will start on Monday, June 22 and hopefully finish on Friday, June 26. You can follow my journey on the library website and Facebook page.

Will you sponsor me per mile?

Or help us by asking family and friends to pitch in?

We need to raise $100,000. Any amount is welcome, but we hope people will make substantial gifts of $100, $250, $500 or more for this once-in-a-generation need to replace the new bookmobile for our readers in Columbia County who do not have a traditional town library.

If you prefer to give by check, please make it out to ‘Friends of the CCTL’ and send to the library at 702 Sawmill Rd. Ste. 101, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Mark ‘New Bookmobile’ in the memo.

Read my full letter with vintage photos on page two.

View the photo gallery of life on the new bookmobile.

Libraries are needed more than ever during a time of crisis. The Traveling Library has been with us for 80 years – let’s keep it rolling for another generation!  Thank you!”

-Chris Young, Columbia County Commissioner



New Bookmobile Campaign Update
As of Wednesday, July 1, we have raised $32,027 – 32% of our goal!  Thanks to Commissioner Young, we can make our payments this year! Can you pitch in toward our $100,000 goal to pay it off  this summer? Every little bit helps! You can give online or mail a check.

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Fri-Sat   9am -12pm (closed July 4)

Don’t worry about your books being overdue or any fines. We are suspending all fines through August 31. 

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