(Chelsea Update would like to thank Marion VanLoo for the information and photo in this story.)
Chelsea District Library’s bookmobile, “Mobee,” was the recipient of the donation of the proceeds of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church’s annual “Fair Parking” project.
Each summer before the Chelsea Community Fair, the congregation chooses a community service that will receive the money collected from those fair-goers who park their vehicles on the church property.
No set price is required; parkers give a free-choice donation, knowing where the money will be given. At the conclusion of the fair, the congregation presents the funds to the chosen organization.
St Barnabas was delighted to welcome Lori Coryell (Library Director), Virginia Krueger (Head of Marketing and Communication), and Mobee to the church on Sept. 10 for the presentation, and to offer $2,526.56 for the support of the bookmobile. Those in attendance got a tour of Mobee, and heard about the work that is being done in the library district through the use of this new service.
Church leaders encouraged the library staff to consider making the church grounds a regular stop on Mobee’s rounds.