Monday, April 12

bookmobile day -coming soon

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.