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By Deb Brumley
For The Sentinel 

More than books on wheels, it's Judy and the bookmobile


Deb Brumley

Here she comes: Local bookmobile driver Judy Bane is part and parcel of the bookmobile service offered 21 times a month over 1.400 miles of Klickitat County by the Goldendale/Klickitat Library District.

If you can the name the following government service, chances are, you are a bookworm or have one in the family: this essential, but unsung service has been providing regular visits to Klickitat County residents for more than 25 years by the same driver; the service itself is 40 years old. The vehicle for the service is a multi-colored bus driven more than 1,400 square miles twice a month, making 21 stops over the course of two weeks, 26 times a year and provides in excess of 4,000 items at a time either in use or ready to be perused. If your guess is this service is the Goldendale/Klickitat Bookmobile service with driver Judy Bane, you are not only correct, but may well have bookworm pot...

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