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In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

Have you hugged your bookmobile today?

National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, 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, compiled by Hilary Perez (North Carolina).

  1. Greenville Public Library Bookmobile with Children, ca. 1930. South Carolina State Library. South Carolina Digital Library. 
  2. Greensboro Public Library bookmobile with sides open and a line of children waiting to browse. State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  3. Montgomery County bookmobile with five young people and a man, all holding books, looking at camera, 1939. Courtesy of Krisan Gregson. State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  4. Newton Free Library bookmobile, side view 1920 … 
  5. and Rear view. Both photos by Leslie Jones. Boston Public Library. Digital Commonwealth. 
  6. Durham County Library’s first bookmobile, ‘Miss Kiwanis’, with patrons, 1926. Courtesy of Durham County Public Library. State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  7. Greenville Public Library Bookmobile, ca. 1930. South Carolina State Library. South Carolina Digital Library. 
  8. Rockingham County Public Library bookmobile. State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 
  9. Bookmobile with Children. South Carolina State Library. South Carolina Digital Library. 
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The Vermont Bookwagon and New Hampshire State Library Bookmobile celebrate National Bookmobile Day and National Library Week with a friendly race.

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.