The Cambridgeshire County Council’s Mobile Library was on Jesus Green to celebrate the diversity of Cambridgeshire’s LGBT+ community at the first ever Cambridge Pride Festival last Saturday (8 June).
Hundreds of people braving the rain to take part in the festival climbed the steps of the mobile library to hide from the weather and learn more about the Cambridgeshire Library service. Curious visitors were able to join the library, renew or borrow items using their library card or buy one of the second-hand books for sale.
Information leaflets and goodies from other County Council services, including Cycling, Rights of Way and Trading Standards were also on hand.
Ally Clarke, Mobile Library Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council said: “It was fantastic to be part of the fun and colourful celebration, and be able to promote the Library and Mobile Library service to anyone who wanted to learn more.
“I had new members signing up, books borrowed, and referrals for people wanting to find out more about volunteering, lots of interest in the service and what we do.
“Titania, one of the drag queens, hotfooted from the main stage to do a story time with us which was great fun.”
Cambridgeshire County Council currently operates three mobile libraries stopping at 364 locations in 85 villages and communities throughout the county. It’s a great place for catching up with friends and colleagues whilst supporting a local community resource.
Learn more about the Mobile Library and find your nearest stop here.