Racine Public Library’s “Techmobile” is Already a Community Staple!

A Bookmobile About Town

The Racine Public Library recently took delivery of their vibrant new “techmobile” from LDV. Since then, it has been out and about throughout its community, bringing cheer and closing the gap of technology inequality for patrons. Below are some of the news stories it has appeared in during the last few months.


Local Technology Deserts:

Racine Public Library’s Techmobile helping to bridge the gap

By Dan Truttschel, Racine County Eye, October 19, 2022

RACINE — Closing the gap on technology deserts – the ability to have consistent, working internet services for everyone – continues to be a common struggle throughout the United States.

Areas of Racine and the surrounding communities certainly aren’t immune to these situations.

The term “technology deserts” has become a buzzword, and while Wisconsin doesn’t rank among the worst of the barren areas in the country, there are plenty of households here where that continues to be a problem. In an era where nearly every part of our daily lives revolves around technology, that is not OK.

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Racine Public Library Celebrates 125 Years with a New Addition

By Paul Holley, Racine County Eye, September 10, 2022

RACINE – Racine Public Library (RPL) staff and community friends celebrated a big birthday in a big way Friday evening that included the launch of the state-of-the-art Techmobile.

The library opened for the first time exactly 125 years ago on Sept. 9, 1897. It was originally a reading room, developed by the Racine Women’s Club, located in the building that now houses Divino Gelato Café at 3rd and Main Streets in Downtown Racine.

The celebration outside of 72 Seventh St. (the library’s home since 1958) included hands-on crafts, story times and food.

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To learn more about the work that LDV did to create Racine Public Library’s techmobile, read the listing by clicking this link. You can also view the many other bookmobiles LDV has built throughout the years by clicking here.