PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library’s brand new “Techmobile” made its debut Tuesday at Tumbleweed Elementary School as part of The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America.
Palmdale City Library Director Thomas Vose drove the new vehicle to the school for its outdoor “Reading Party.”
Students and parents were able to see it for the first time, check out books, use the Ipads, sign up for Library cards and learn more about what it can do, including serving as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
As part of the “Reading Party,” Principal Alex Morales read Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to the students and parents gathered in the play area behind the school.
“Thursdays will be ‘Techmobile Thursdays’ in Palmdale,” Vose said. “We’ll be visiting places such as Marie Kerr Park, the Antelope Valley Mall, Anaverde Park, Domenic Massari Park and more. We’ll also take it out to special events like Thursday Night on the Square and Summer Concerts as well as DryTown Water Park.”
The Warnack Foundation donated $50,000 for the purchase of the Techmobile, which included the vehicle and internal/external customization, laptops and other equipment.
For more information about the Techmobile, call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.