The Chapel Hill Public Library unveiled its new pop-up library, the Circulator, at the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market on Saturday.
Susan Brown, the director of Chapel Hill Public Library, said the goal of the Circulator is to bring the books to the people who are typically not familiar with the library.
“The idea was while that we have lots of people that can visit us at our building, there are lots of people out there we weren't reaching," Brown said. "So, the idea was to be able to take the library out into the town more. It's a little bit different than a traditional bookmobile so it will not have regular stops, but we can take it almost everywhere.”
The funding for the Circulator came from a federal grant through the federal Institute of Museum and Library services of almost $100,000 under the Library Services and Technology Act and a $15,000 donation from the Friends of the Library, according to a press release.
Meeghan Rosen, the assistant director of the Chapel Hill Public Library and project manager of the Circulator, stated in a press release that the Circulator not only has books but also has other materials that will encourage people to learn.