For Immediate Release:
September 07, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
San Francisco Public Library’s Green Bookmobile Visits the Exploratorium - October 5, 2011
Visits the Exploratorium's Front Parking Lot
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
12pm – 4 pm
Before there were throngs of people waiting for gourmet meals served out of hip food trucks, the Bookmobile was the mobile mascot bringing literary goodness to hungry readers too far from a library to be served. Now, visitors to the Exploratorium can expand their day of discovering beyond the museum walls - and into the four-wheeled reading room that is the San Francisco Public Library’s new Green Bookmobile - when it parks at our entrance on Wednesday, October 5th from 12 noon to 4 pm. This will be the first of many visits, coinciding with the Exploratorium’s first Wednesday of the month free admission day.
Why is this Bookmobile “green”? Among several of its features is that it runs on 20 percent biodiesel with a hybrid generator – which generally turns off when fully charged and comes back on when the charge is low. Plus it’s equipped with 4 solar panels, has skylights for natural light and it is made from sustainably forested wood with recycled content carpet.
“It has a special ‘Green Stacks’ library collection as well as a variety of juvenile, teen, and adult materials available for check-out with a San Francisco Public Library card. The mobile library is able to circulate materials, create new library cards, and provide the public with information about library services and programs,” adds librarian and SFPL Mobile Outreach Services person Stephanie Daddino.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367