To the Bookmobile! The library on wheels of yesteryear…

Long before Amazon was bringing books to your doorstep, there was the Bookmobile!
A travelling library often used to provide books to villages and city suburbs that had no library buildings, the bookmobile went from a simple horse-drawn cart in the 19th century to large customised vehicles that became part of American culture and reached their height of popularity in the mid-twentieth century.

So what happened to the Bookmobiles? While there are still a few libraries around that have managed to find a budget for a modern-day bookmobile, sadly, most of the oldies have ended up rotting away in a junkyards or eventually disappeared altogether.

Let’s hope there is room in this world for a comeback of the beloved bookmobile.

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