WELLINGTON — When October Hamilton writes what she did last summer, she can truthfully say she kept kids in her community reading by saving the Bookmobile.
“We have no library. The Bookmobile is our only book source,” she said.
When the Carbon County Commission voted to cut funding to the Bookmobile, the avid reader jumped into action.
She canvassed her town of Wellington and neighboring areas to gather 1,000 signatures from supporters for saving the Bookmobile. Then she presented the petitions at the county commission meeting.
“I have 506 in this pile and 486 in this stack,” she told county leaders, as she barely reached the microphone.
Commissioners and community members in the audience broke out in applause. They thanked her for getting involved in the political process.
“I think she’s caused some attention in our community that may create change for the better,” …