Wayne Co. Public Library rolls out mobile unit for rural connection

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) – The Wayne County Public Library announced a new strategy that will connect people in rural areas to what the library has to offer.

A mobile library unit, according to the county library, will connect rural communities in the county as a resource center that will bring access to library programs, Wi-Fi, and trained professionals to assist. The library said this will deepen its mission of bringing people together and connecting.

“The library is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park that will allow the library to deliver environmental education programs in the park to children and their families through the use of our mobile library,” said Donna Phillips, library director. “The program’s goal is to educate and inspire children to grow to become good stewards of our natural and cultural resources.”

Wayne County Manager Chip Crumpler said this was made possible through funding from the county commissioners, the Wayne County Public Foundation, and the State Library of North Carolina.

The county library highlights the Daffodil Festival, Pickle Festival, and Touch-a-Truck as events the mobile library will attend in the near future.