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Win a Visit from the SFPL Green Bookmobile!

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Contact: Michelle Jeffers
(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

April 5, 2012

Win a Visit from the San Francisco Public Library Green Bookmobile!

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day with photo clues of the new Green Bookmobile at Iconic San Francisco Locations

In honor of National Bookmobile Day and National Library Week, San Francisco Public Library is giving away a chance to win a two-hour bookmobile visit to a location of your choosing. From April 6 to April 16, visit the San Francisco Public Library website (sfpl.org) and follow the highlighted photo clue to guess the location of SFPL’s green bookmobile.

San Francisco is known for its iconic landmarks, from the Cable Cars to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Green Bookmobile is taking its place among these landmarks and we’re inviting everyone to join in the fun by guessing the bookmobile’s location at six notable sites.

The Contest Details*: Starting on April 6 and continuing to April 16, photo glimpses of six iconic San Francisco locations will be on the SFPL website (sfpl.org). Correctly guess the landmark location where the bookmobile was parked, and you could win a personal visit from the bookmobile. Imagine having a bookmobile come to your San Francisco school or workplace, your favorite neighborhood hang out (be it bar or barber shop), your kid’s birthday party, your book group or a neighborhood block party.  Here’s the trick, the photo will only reveal a peek, so you’ll have to use your knowledge of San Francisco geography and landmarks to figure out the exact location. Go to sfpl.org, click on the bookmobile highlight on the home page and enter your guess. Check back often to guess all six locations and see the full photos of the bookmobile visiting San Francisco landmarks.

Our Celebration of Bookmobiles is your chance to enjoy a bookmobile where you want!

Photo of Green BookmobileFive bookmobiles roll the streets of San Francisco every week: the Early Literacy Mobile, the Library-on- Wheels/Senior Bookmobile, Treasure Island Bookmobile, the Youth Mobile and the new Green Bookmobile, which runs on 20 percent biodiesel and is specially equipped with four solar panels, vents for air conditioning, skylights for natural light, sustainably forested wood, recycled content in the carpet, and a hybrid generator that turns off when fully charged and back on when  the charge gets low. It has a special Green Stacks collection of environmental themed materials as well as a variety of juvenile, teen and adult materials available for check out with an SFPL library card.

Visit our online bookmobile schedule to find more places to hop on board a bookmobile in April, get a bookmobile coloring sheet, learn about the history of bookmobiles, share bookmobile tales on Facebook, read books about bookmobiles, check out our bookmobile images on Pinterest, and pick up a bookmobile-flavored lip balm on board a bookmobile this month.

*Contest Limitations: One entry per email per day; winner will be determined randomly from all correct entries; bookmobile prize location must be in the City and County of San Francisco; SFPL must be able to secure safe and legal parking for a 30 foot bookmobile; exact date and time subject to staffing and vehicle availability; visit limited to 2 hours.