Rotating Books

Gail headGail Santy, Department Head
Ext: 107
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ronRon Sanders, Driver
Ext:136
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The CKLS Rotating Truck visits member libraries six times a year. The Rotating Collection contains more than 13,000 popular adult and children's books, audio books, and video games for libraries to lend to their patrons.

CKLS Rotating Books Service:

  • Encourages and welcomes suggestions from librarians and readers for additions to the collection.
  • Supplements local collections for System libraries.

The Rotating Books Service provides current and popular reading to patrons by extending and supplementing the permanent collection of the libraries.

The librarian of the local library selects the books from the rotating van on each rotation. In an effort to keep the books rotating through the system, libraries are encouraged to exchange all the books on each visit.

Rotating Procedures:

Pathfinder Central Library Rotating Book Procedures

Non-Pathfinder Central Library Rotating Book Procedures

 

Information about the CKLS Rotating Truck:

Basic Specifications
Exterior width: 96”
Overall length: 25’
Overall Height: Approximately 11’ including rooftop air conditioner
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 14, 050 lbs.

Body Specifications
Chassis: Ford E450 Super Duty Commercial Cutaway
Fuel Tank: 55-gallon capacity
17’ Cutaway Aluminum Body, includes 36” cab-over attic

Upfitting Specifications
Propane gas heat with 35 lb. capacity tank
Chassis driven A/C roof mounted in rear cargo area
Cabinetry is poplar core, 5-ply birch wood with Formica countertops.
12VCD/120VAC to meet operational load requirements

Power source
Vehicle alternator, 4, 6-volt deep cycle batteries, shoreline for charging
Solar Panel System: 4 AM-100-30DR solar panel system all roof mounted and wired to deliver charging current to auxiliary battery band.

Warranty
Chassis—3 years/36,000 miles
Body– 2 years limited warranty

Background Photo by John D. Morrison, prairievistas.com

 
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