2012 Nissan Cube

Vehicle wrap and the ‘LiLi Look’ designed by Chris Tuininga, FVRL Marketing and Communications Specialist

17” Niche NR6 Mag wheels and tires donated by Abbotsford Nissan

Internal audio enhancement donated by Clarion Canada:

  • NX501 (iPod and USB connectivity, navigation, Bluetooth, CD/DVD and MP3 touch screen)
  • Vehicle backup camera
  • 2 X SRQ 6.5” component speakers
  • 2 X SRQ 1631 6.5” coaxial speakers
  • 2 X PXW 1052 10” sub woofers
  • XH7110 mono channel amp (800 watt rms)
  • XH5410 4-channel amp (160 watts rms X4)
  • 70 sq. ft. Wirez sound dampener

Xbox Kinect and games

$20,000 worth of time, design and equipment donated by 360 Fabrication Inc.

  • Custom built articulating mount with 37” RCA LCD television (with multiple HDMI ports)
  • Exile XM9 marine tower speakers with custom built headliner plates and exterior connectors
  • 3,000 watt inverter
  • 45 amp Kinetic power supply
  • Audison LRX 2.9 2 channel amp (260 watts per channel rms)
  • Wetsounds EQ system
  • Custom built false flooring to house amps and related equipment
  • Custom built sub box
  • FVRL logo embroidered on front seats
  • FVRL logo embroidered on custom tailgate
  • Multi-color LED car underglow
  • Line 6 wireless microphone system
  • ‘AOOGA’ car horn
  • Clifford keyless entry, alarm, and remote start
  • Custom built Xbox mount

Personalized license plate

The Gadget Bar

  • 2 laptop computers with 3G Internet connectivity
  • 2 Kobo eReaders
  • Sony eReader
  • iPad2
  • Blackberry Playbook
  • Daisy MP3 book player
  • Playaway books

Who runs LiLi?

Janeen Parent is Library Live and On Tour’s™ Community Development Specialist. Questions about Library Live and On Tour™ bookings and events can be sent to LibraryLive@fvrl.bc.ca.

Where does LiLi live?

That information is top-secret! You can be sure that she resides in a safe and secure location.

Where will you see LiLi?

You will find LiLi and Janeen connecting with community members in surprising places, including senior homes, transition houses, food banks, soup kitchens and more. LiLi can also be seen participating in various fairs, festivals, and parades!

Special Thanks to Project Contributors


Library Live and On Tour™ is made possible by a grant from the Libraries and Literacy Branch of the BC provincial government.

The Report

In order to measure the success of the Library Live and On Tour™ project’s first six months, SPARC BC was engaged to help design an evaluation framework, gather the relevant statistics and information, and submit an external report. This is the executive summary from that report. The full report (.pdf) can be viewed here: Library Live and On Tour™ Evaluation Report

In The Media


Nelson Star
Libraries – a bright future in Nelson posted May 15, 2012

Abbotsford News
Literacy on wheels: FVRL unveils Library Live and on Tour™ posted April 29, 2012

Agassiz Observer
Library hopes to drive membership with customized car posted April 19, 2012

Agassiz Observer
ACE event was another success posted May 4, 2012

Surrey Now
Market kicks off in May with a focus on educating adults about literacy posted April 25, 2012

The Valley Voice
The Gilded LiLi posted November 26, 2012

Langley Times
Library is ‘Live and on Tour’ posted December 3, 2012

Maple Ridge | Pitt Meadows Times
Librarian taking access message to the streets posted December 11, 2012



Book Patrol
Introducing LiLi – A Library Cruiser posted April 17, 2012

Seattle Post Intelligencer
Introducing LiLi – A Library Cruiser posted April 17, 2012

Dysart & Jones Associates
Now THAT’s a Mobile Library! posted April 13, 2012

…library to the people posted May 24, 2012

The Librarian and the Hot Rod Shop posted June 8, 2012

Earful of Cider
Library Coolness: Library Live and On Tour! posted June 8, 2012

FVRL Library Live and On Tour posted June 8, 2012

Library Live and LiLi posted June 9, 2012

Free Library of Philadelphia
Meet LiLi, the Techmobile’s Pal in Canada posted June 8, 2012

Decoda Literacy Solutions
Literacy Awareness Out For A Spin posted June 2012

Phil Bradley’s weblog
Awe inspiring library initiative posted June 8, 2012

Library Journal
Meet the Bookless Mobile posted June 15, 2012

Ottawa Public Librarian
Interview with rock star librarian, Smitty Miller posted July 24, 2012

The Librarian and the Hot Rod Shop posted June 2012

The Big Picture: The Business of Wide Format
Libraries Gone Cool posted October 2012

ALA News
Smitty and LiLi at ALA Midwinter Meeting posted November 1, 2012

The innovative use of technology in libraries posted November 30, 2012

Stephen’s Lighthouse
Inspiring Re-imagination of Bookmobiles posted December 5, 2012

Web Junction News
Out of the box Outreach posted December 4, 2012

Dalhousie University SIMcast blog
SIM Alumna Smitty Miller and LiLi posted December 6, 2012



2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting – Smitty Miller


THIS is the Library? The Story of Smitty and LiLi


LiLi Community Development


Shaw TV Chilliwack


Library Live and On Tour™ – Launch Party Teaser