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Rhinelander District Library looking for surplus vehicle for outreach eventsSubmitted: 04/16/2013
Story By Lane Kimble

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RHINELANDER - You might think of the library as a stationary place. Usually you go to it.

But workers at the Rhinelander District Library often bring services out to people in the community. To keep doing so, they could use some help.

The children's librarian visits grade schools in the area almost weekly. And staff members bring books and stories to senior centers.

But right now most workers have to drive their own cars, sometimes as far away as Wausau.

That can add up, especially when the library is working on saving for a multi-million dollar renovation project.

Director Ed Hughes hopes to find someone willing to give them a mildly used vehicle.

"The most difficult part is loading and unloading books, so we want something that's ergonomic so people don't have to lift up high or bend down low," Hughes said. "Something at waist level where they can load in books, about 20 to 30 pound boxes."

Hughes has spoken to several dealerships, but hasn't had much luck yet. He'd like to find a vehicle within the next few weeks.

If you know someone who could help, you can call the library. Ed Hughes can be reached at 715-365-1070.

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