The Book Bus service from Library Services for Schools at Cumbria County Council aims to get more children in the county reading for pleasure. The vehicles visit schools across the region at least once per term, offering approximately 3,000 books across the fleet of vehicles for the children to choose from.
This low-floor vehicle, based on a Fiat twin axle, was purchased last year by the Council to join their two other existing vans and required an interior upgrade due to its considerable age. Following comprehensive discussions and a visit to the factory, the school library service’s vision soon came to life.
This project involved removing the existing internal fixtures and replacing with brand new equipment including bookshelves, countertops, storage units and carpet. The end result was a fully suitable vehicle that met all of the Council’s expectations, meaning that they can continue their mission of giving the children of Cumbria a unique library environment.
Amanda Deaville, Senior School Services Officer for Library Services for Schools at the Council, had this to say:
“The work completed by CM Specialist Vehicle Division is, without a doubt, of the highest standard. All discussions in relation to the work required on the vehicle have been very thorough meaning that we had the opportunity to outline all of our expectations and requirements. The staff are very good there; the communication from initial enquiry through to vehicle handover and delivery was excellent.”