This Bookmobile Encourages Reading by Bringing the Party to You!

This Bookmobile Encourages Reading by Bringing the Party to You!

Book Culture

Twice a summer for the past ten years, the bookmobile has partnered with Ballenger Creek Elementary School to encourage reading for children in Frederick County, Ohio.     Brought to people around Frederick County, the ‘bookmobile’ has been around since 1965. Eight vehicles have held the title of ‘bookmobile’. There are two on the road today, and boy, do they get around! A single bookmobile can carry about “11,300 items, roughly half that of a small library branch“. The idea of a library on wheels might seem old-fashioned, but they’ve been around for fifty years, bringing books to adults and …

The 5 Most Interesting Bookmobiles From Around the World

The 5 Most Interesting Bookmobiles From Around the World

Book Culture

It’s National Bookmobile Day! Bookmobiles, in case you weren’t aware, are mobile libraries that provide books to more remote and to people who can’t get to a library regularly such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Bookmobiles aren’t just cars, but they can also be boats, camels, and even converted military tanks.    To celebrate national bookmobile day, here are some of the most interesting bookmobiles from around the world!    1. Weapons of Mass Instruction – Argentina     Book Tank |  Via My Modern Met   This converted Ford Falcon is made to look like a military tank. Instead of …