Bookmobile





The Zuni Public Library began its bookmobile service in 1992 to provide library services to community members who live in the outlying areas of Zuni and who didn't have any means of transportation. 

The first bookmobile was a passenger-sized van equipped with shelves for materials.  In 2002, after 10 years and many, many miles, the vehicle was finally retired after Cordy (Tsethlikai) drove it back from Gallup after having it serviced only to have one of the wheels come off as she drove it onto the Tribal Headquarters parking lot.  She recalls this incident with a laugh so you know she wasn't injured in any way.

In 2005, through the efforts of Mr. Andrew Othole from the Pueblo of Zuni Office of Planning and Development and the New Mexico State Legislature, the library was granted funds to purchase a new bookmobile.  The new bookmobile made its debut on February 8, 2006.  The shelf space is double the size of the old bookmobile.  It's collection is a "mini" version of the main library's collection (Reference, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Easy, Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction).  The bookmobile operates two days a week and makes scheduled stops along the outskirts of Zuni.