Wednesday, April 13

that bookmobile day look

Today (Wednesday, April 13, 2011) is National Bookmobile Day. If you are into it, spare 30 seconds and celebrate our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.

National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity for bookmobiles fans to make their support known—through thanking bookmobile staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders.

National Bookmobile Day is coordinated by the American Library Association, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.

The look above is the old Rural Librarian Look; but the important part is the Airstream Bambi equipped with a satellite internet access set-up like the Datastorm G74 or similar (download speeds of up to 1MB!)

Stay with me folks... rural libraries do not all have internet access, forget about access being available to all rural homes (take Vermont for this example, Vermont has 182 public libraries, 174 of these libraries have Internet access; 160 of these have high speed access. That’s 14 libraries with dial-up and eight with nothing, more detailed info from a post at So, load up the internet-enabled bookmobile and head out to serve the community.