National Bookmobile Day ( (Wednesday of National Library Week, April 15, 2015) celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.


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World War II-era bookmobile poster

Fight ignorance with vintage library posters - Dawn Finch

Anaconda Copper Mining Co. library car, Montana, 1920s.

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New Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) Public Library bookmobile, nicknamed Alice.

Topeka And Shawnee County Library BookMobile Heads To Wonderland

National Bookmobile Day, April 15, 2015.

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Bloomington (Ill.) Public Library bookmobile.

Bloomington Public Library Bookmobile Rolling Out Soon

Merced County (Calif.) Library bookmobile.

Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

Lower 9th Ward Street Library bookmobile, New Orleans.

Lower 9th Ward librarian eager to get her refurbished bookmobile on the street

Villains in the Paulding County (Ind.) Carnegie Library Bookmobile.

Be a Superhero on National Bookmobile Day! Catch the Villains!

Ocean City (N.J.) Free Public Library bookmobile.

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Allegheny County (Pa.) Library bookmobile.

April 15 is National Bookmobile Day in Allegheny County and aross the country

Sandhill Regional Library System bookmobile, Rockingham, North Carolina.

Sandhill Regional Library System

King County (Wash.) Library bookmobile.

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Detroit-Windsor bookmobile.

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Library boat for Lao children on the Mekong and Ou rivers.

Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…

The Mongolian Children's Mobile Library.

Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…

President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Queens Borough (N.Y.) Public Library "book bus" in 1930.

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Library bus, Highland Libraries, Scotland, UK.

Scotland's Highland Mobile Libraries

Pathfinder, Greenville (S.C.) Public Library, 1920s, was the first bookmobile to run south of Maryland.

The Bookmobile Heads South; Greenville South Carolina

Parnassus, the Noblesville (Ind.) Public Library bookmobile, 1920s.

The Early Bookmobiles of Indiana; Noblesville

Logansport-Cass County (Ind.) Library bookmobile, 1918.

Bookmobiles: A History

Arizona State Library Extension Service bookmobile, 1971.

The Navajo Bookmobiles of Arizona

St. Charles Parish (La.) Library bookmobile.

St. Charles Parish Library introduces new bookmobile

Cleveland Heights-University Heights (Ohio) Public Library, Book Bike.

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library Book Bike

Street Books, Portland, Oregon.

Q&A with Portland's Street Librarian

Tehran's taxi library, run by the husband-and-wife team of Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner

In Tehran, a Couple Turns Their Taxi Into a Rolling Library - WSJ