History of the Book Mobile

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Today Keira is driving the KCLS book mobile, “Library to Go,” so I thought I’d share some history of the book mobile. Google focuses on the 19th Century librarian Mary Titcomb who introduced book mobiles to America. But the tradition goes way back to ancient times. The earliest recorded book mobile was from Persia around the 6th Century. Obviously they didn’t have gas-powered vehicles. So the first book mobile was a camel!

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Camels are still used as book mobiles!

Other animals have been enlisted as well..images 2

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And now for some of the wonderful vehicles…

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I can’t think of a better way to encourage world literacy, can you?

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christina Olds
    Jul 03, 2015 @ 14:27:05

    I like the BiblioBurro!

    Reply

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