A Bookmobile was provided to Evarts by the Kentucky Department for Library and Archives, according to Cumberland Valley Regional Librarian Ruby Henson.
The Bookmobile will serve as a library until Evarts gets a building for one.
Henson mentioned the idea to board members at a meeting, and they took it from there. The board also paid to have the Bookmobile painted.
A dedication for the Bookmobile was held Friday.
Guests included students from Evarts Elementary School, Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop, Harlan Public Library board member Bettye Ingram, library board of trustees president Mark L. Ford and many others.
The fiscal court and the city of Evarts provided the space for the Bookmobile to stay.
"I'm very happy to join with the county and to provide this lot," said Evarts Mayor Burl Fee.
The Bookmobile will stay in the lot located behind Movies to Go in Evarts.
"The Bookmobile arrived at noon, and it's here to stay," said Ford. "It's not going to be moved."
The Bookmobile will be open for business Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., starting today.
In order to keep the Bookmobile going, a group of seven women have volunteered to rotate working. The volunteers include Hettie Lyttle, Shirley Amundsen, Nancy McLain, Geneva Stout, Polly McLain, Edna Hendrickson and Linda Wilson.
"The volunteers are the ones making this a possibility," said children's librarian Richard Haynes.
Haynes added that they didn't want used or discarded books to be used, but they want new materials for the new branch.
"When we finally get our own building," said Haynes, "the Bookmobile will go back to the state, and they'll let someone else use it."
Grieshop is pleased with the new Bookmobile.
"The most successful people in the area are those who are well-read," said Grieshop. "This will provide an opportunity to improve education among the young citizens."
If anyone is interested in volunteering to help run the Bookmobile, they are advised to call the library at 573-5220.