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"The two Bookmobiles last year had a circulation of 146,968 and have been almost embarrassingly popular especially with the children who line up to get in them at almost every stop." By 1958, the Bookmobile fleet circulated 277,875 books--more than the main Carnegie Library or any of its bricks-and-mortar branches.
"What can I help you find?" As the Graves County Public Library bookmobile librarian, Hennessee says she serves some of the most isolated areas of her community.
Repurposing buses no longer suitable for daily transportation has provided schools with mobile makerspaces, traveling cafes and bookmobiles. The practice allows for extended use of an asset and adds a mobile dimension to programs that districts cannot always find space for in traditional classrooms.
The bookmobile provides books about tractors, gas engines and other vintage equipment, and the club puts on a mini-show for kids and parents.
The department runs three other bookmobiles, each with their own focus: The Early Literacy Mobile, which serves youth; the Library on Wheels, which mainly serves older adults; and the Green Bookmobile, an eco-friendly bus used for festivals and regular service on Treasure Island, an island in the Bay between Oakland and San Francisco with no dedicated branch library.
It's a traveling bookmobile filled with used science fiction and fantasy books that's often parked on 43rd and Duval in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
In 1939, fourteen-year-old Rose reluctantly leaves school to drive the library bookmobile through Louisiana bayou country.
The Little Shop Bookmobile purchased by legendary writer James Patterson will be parked out front and passing out goodies.
In addition, the bookmobile will travel to the parks, and free lunch will be provided to participants.
Over the years, it added branches in outlying areas and introduced one of its most successful programs, the Bookmobile, in 1947.
The nonprofit Books To The People sponsors Gertie the Bookbus, a re-purposed bookmobile that drives around giving away books.
A final chapter explains how the latest mobile communications technologies can be used to fully automate the bookmobile. Libraries Unlimited is an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.
The Digital Bookmobile, an 18-wheeler that features download services available from more than 9,000 libraries worldwide, appeared on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 2009 National Book Festival last September.
Permanently haunted by his father's absence when he was growing up - father Donald walked out when King was two and never returned - it was a weekly Bookmobile which really opened his mind by introducing him to a wide range of styles.
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