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Bookmobiles

National Bookmobile Day (www.ala.org/offices/olos/nbdhome) (Wednesday of National Library Week, April 16, 2014) celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.


Bookmobiles

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

Library bus, Highland Libraries, Scotland, UK.

Scotland's Highland Mobile Libraries

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

The Bookmobile Heads South; Greenville South Carolina

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

The Early Bookmobiles of Indiana; Noblesville

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

Bookmobiles: A History

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Arizona State Library Extension Service bookmobile, 1971.

The Navajo Bookmobiles of Arizona

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St. Charles Parish (La.) Library bookmobile.

St. Charles Parish Library introduces new bookmobile

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

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library Book Bike

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Street Books, Portland, Oregon.

Q&A with Portland's Street Librarian

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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

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The Minneapolis Floating Library, an art project

The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library

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Omaha (Nebr.) Public Library debuts its book bike in August 2014.

New Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) Public Library bookmobile, July 2014

Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library, Classroom on Wheels.

The Classroom on Wheels

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This Van Buren County Public Library bookmobile in Battle Creek, Michigan, was part of the Michigan Community Health Project, established in 1931 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to provide resources for rural deveopment and public health.

Book Wagons, pamphlet by the ALA, 1921.

Books on Wheels | American Library Association Archives

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From 1954 to 1972, the Johann Fust Public Library of Boca Grande, Florida, used a yacht (Papyrus and Papyrus II) to bring books to islands in the surrounding area.

The Boatmobile of Boca Grande, Florida

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Palatine (Ill.) Public Library District bookmobile.

Mansfield/Richland County (Ohio) Public Library, branchmobile, ca. 1980.

The Branchmobile of Mansfield, Ohio

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The Evansville Vanderburgh (Ind.) Public Library’s bookmobile, mid-1920s.

Susan Borden, Wayne County, North Carolina's first librarian, checks the bookmobile, 1941.

Wayne County's first librarian :: Library History Collection

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A New York Public Library book wagon at destination [Bronx?], ca. 1930s.

A book wagon at destination [Bronx?], ca. 1930s

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Waiting on the bookmobile in South Carolina.

Waiting on bookmobile :: South Carolina Bookmobiles Collection

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Gerstenslager Bookmobile ad on a postcard, ca. 1948.

Bookmobile interior, Davidson County (N.C.) Public Library.

Bookmobile Library Timeline

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