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Mobile library services coming to Iowa City neighborhoods next year

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A bookmobile is set to hit Iowa City streets in 2017.

The community's city council recently approved funding for the new library space.

The mobile library will provide convenient access to flexible neighborhood services.

The idea came from feedback on the city's last strategic planning process -- people in the area wanted access to library services that would be easier than travelling downtown.

Additionally, branch library construction proves to be expensive, and can only serve one neighborhood, whereas the bookmobile can travel to several.

The city is considering schools, parks, mobile home parks, retirement communities and retail areas for bookmobile stops next year.

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