Brought to you by the American Library Association, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service, and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries comes the first annual National Bookmobile Day -on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
Bookmobiles are currently one of the most expensive services of many public libraries so inevitably the first to be chopped when budgets are cut. Just a plain old fact there... and a mobile library may be slightly anachronistic for some, i.e. those communities that have the internets. My 2cents; bookmobiles fulfill several needs and beyond that are a fantastic visual reminder of the mission of a library -to connect people to information. 10e will be going bookmobile-centric until Wednesday... Older/related; That Rural Librarian Look.
Photos below via the flickr of the Harris Country Public Library, TX.