Books on Wheels, Donkey or Camel
In 1905, Mary Titcomb of Washington County, Maryland had an idea. Find a way to get books to the rural dwellers who otherwise would not have had access to them.
Hence, the first Bookmobile in the United States was born.
Many of us have fond memories of the bookmobile rolling down our neighborhood streets as we grabbed our library cards and took off running to get in line. Within the pages of books we are able to explore, learn and free our minds for a few moments in time.
Bookmobiles come in all shapes and means of transportation and it’s interesting to see the way they have evolved through the years.
Bookmobiles have evolved through the years and no matter the manner, people are determined to keep them alive.
Viva La Bookmobiles!