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Celebrating the Bookmobile

By February 27, 2017Bookshops, Libraries, Video

Coming from a rural location, the sight of the mobile library as a child was a welcome one, and these mobile libraries still operate around the UK, albeit under limited funding and resources. Around the world and through history people have relied on these bookmobiles for education and literary enlightenment, especially in hard to reach locations, and often funded by charity.

If you’re of a certain age, you’re likely to remember the bookmobiles of America, or the mobile libraries in the UK, but wherever you are in the world there’s a good chance you’ve come across one of these libraries on wheels. Yesterday I stumbled across this little video, showing bookmobiles from around the world, lose yourself in literary nostalgia a moment and take a look.

Don’t assume bookmobiles are a thing of the past though, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach services still runs this service in the US, and bookmobiles and mobile libraries are still running around the world today.

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