Thursday, July 26, 2012

The American Bookmobile: A Brief History in Photos

Like the ice cream truck, the bookmobile conjures up many wonderful childhood memories for millions of Americans. This "library on wheels" was once a familiar site on country roads, suburban streets, and even city blocks.

The New York Public Library's bookmobile visits a Bronx neighborhood in the 1950s.
Image via Book Riot
The bookmobile has undergone a series of changes throughout the years, but its mission has remained the same: to bring literacy and the love of books to the masses. Book Riot, a website dedicated to books and reading, recently offered "A Brief History of American Pictures." Go to this LINK to take a look at the bookmobile, from its earliest form as a book wagon to today's cybermobile.

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