Bookworm back with new look

The newly-painted Huntington City-Township Public Library Bookworm is ready to roll, making stops in both Huntington and Markle. Until it gets the green light to go back into service, it will be parked in the HCTPL parking lot at the corner of West Park Drive and Poplar Street.
The newly-painted Huntington City-Township Public Library Bookworm is ready to roll, making stops in both Huntington and Markle. Until it gets the green light to go back into service, it will be parked in the HCTPL parking lot at the corner of West Park Drive and Poplar Street. Photo provided.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library has given The Bookworm Mobile Library a new look.

Thanks to a grant from the Huntington County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Huntington County Community School Corporation, and with the hard work of the Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, the library was able to give the bookmobile a facelift.

The Bookworm had not changed its appearance since its debut in the 1990s. When the Huntington library brought it back to use in 2019, the library knew it needed a new, modern and colorful look to represent the excitement its new services provide. The vehicle used to be white with a hand-drawn illustration on its sides; now, the entire vehicle is wrapped in rich shades of blue with pops of vibrant lime green, fitting with the library’s brand.

HCTPL hopes to return it to service as soon as the pandemic allows. Soon, everyone will see The Bookworm traveling the streets of Huntington and Markle once again. For now, it’s parked in the upper parking lot at the Huntington Branch.