Matthews Specialty Vehicles is proud to have manufactured and delivered a custom built Bookmobile to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. This mobile library will be operated in parking lots all over the Topeka and Shawnee County area beginning in August 2014. Matthews Mobile Media the sister Company of Matthews Specialty Vehicles created and installed the custom graphics on the exterior of the bookmobile. This wrap features Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson exploring scene around Topeka including the Statehouse, Charles Curtis home and the Kansas History Museum.
Funding for this bookmobile project came from two grants; a$200,000 gift from the Capitol Federal Savings Foundation, the libraries literacy partner, and a $50,000 gift from Friends of the Library.
Matthews Specialty Vehicles is proud to confirm the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has already placed an order for a second bookmobile to be added to their fleet. This second bookmobile is planned to begin operation in the Topeka and Shawnee area in the Spring of 2015, and brings the total number of bookmobiles in the fleet to four.