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The “Pied Piper” bookmobile of Evanston, Illinois, circa 1920. The second bookmobile in the country, after small town Hibbing, Minn., and the first in a city. Former driver Charles Ferran wrote; “’Honk! Honk! Honk!’ goes an automobile horn on the corner… the children understand it and come flocking from all over the neighborhood crying, ’Libraree! Libraree!’” It was loaded with books in German, Italian, Polish, Swedish, and Norwegian for the many immigrants. (my hometown. rw)

The First Bookmobiles, Part Two

The “Pied Piper” bookmobile of Evanston, Illinois, circa 1920. The second bookmobile in the country, after small town Hibbing, Minn., and the first in a city. Former driver Charles Ferran wrote; “’Honk! Honk! Honk!’ goes an automobile horn on the corner… the children understand it and come flocking from all over the neighborhood crying, ’Libraree! Libraree!’” It was loaded with books in German, Italian, Polish, Swedish, and Norwegian for the many immigrants. (my hometown. rw)

Geauga County Public Library, Ohio's most popular bookmobile, serves Amish communities.

Bookmobiles and the Amish

Epos, the floating library ship, at dock in Bergen, Norway. It serves three counties, loans 20,000 books out to patrons and was in service 126 days per year in 2005.

Epos, the floating library ship, at dock in Bergen, Norway. It serves three counties, loans 20,000 books out to patrons and was in service 126 days per year in 2005.

Book truck at 40th street entrance of New York Public Library's Central building, ca. 1930s

Book truck at 40th street entrance of New York Public Library's Central building, ca. 1930s

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