BRAWLEY — The Imperial County Children and Families First Commission and partner agencies have put a new spin on the traditional bookmobile with their new Literacy and Mobile Book Services unit.
Though the vehicle is essentially an RV, the brightly painted exterior depicting desert critters reading books under the sun is the first clue this is no ordinary van.
The LAMBS unit is designed to bring books and other bilingual services to children age 5 and under and their parents who may otherwise not visit a library or receive this information. On board are children's' books, health, nutrition and parenting materials and computers with educational software programs.
When the roving lab begins making trips in January, it will visit nearly all Imperial County communities from Winterhaven to Ocotillo, Salton City to Calexico.