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Library debuts new, hip bookmobile • Brooklyn Paper

Library debuts new, hip bookmobile

Drawing together: Bushwick tot Kasper Jack takes part in the collaborative drawing session outside of the Book Mobile on Sunday.
Photo by Jason Speakman

Finally, a bookmobile with style!

The Brooklyn Public Library debuted one of its newly redesigned bookmobiles at the Williamsburg Flea in on Kent between 11th and 12th Streets last Sunday, and it was a page-turner.

The new look — featuring colorful bubbles surrounded by black and white doodles, was designed with the help of local artist Adam J. Kurtz, who led a live drawing session while handing out copies of his book, “1 Page at a Time.”

“We’re thrilled with the design he came up with,” said Adam Leddy, Community Coordinator for the Brooklyn Public Library. “Now, when a Bookmobile arrives at a community event, we know it will steal the show.”

Residents on hand also got to hear readings from bookmobiles’ new selections, and sign up for library cards.

The bookmobile will be taking its mobile selection out next at the Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park in the afternoon of Aug. 6.

Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at hmaccormack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511.
Page turner: Local artist Adam Kurtz helped redesign the Bookmobile with his new book “One Page at a Time.”
Photo by Jason Speakman

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