Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bookmobile news round-up

One of our previous bookmobiles, and possibly my personal favourite. Srsly, how freaking cute is it?

Tom Hawthorn. "Bookmobile takes library to the people." The Globe and Mail.
"At the Bookmobile, you do not need money, or identification, or an address. All you need is a desire to read. Even if you have nothing, you can always have that. The books are donated and there’s no fine if you don’t return them."

Photo essay: Mobile Library in Gaza City.

Samantha Bryant. "Georgetown City Council approves library bookmobile." Community Impact Newspaper (Texas)
"Georgetown City Council approved July 12 purchasing a $128,738 bookmobile for the public library that will be financed by the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. The vehicle [will be] called “Words on Wheels,” or the WOWmobile."

"Clearview Library District's bookmobile proving very popular." The Coloradoan.
What I find interesting about this article is the throw-away line at the end saying the Bookmobile is visiting a local park and an arts festival on the weekend.... Great idea!

"Pakistan bookmobile turns to S.F. library for aid." SFGate.
Heart-warming story about a Pakistani man who visited the San Francisco bookmobile when in SF to see his daugher. Saeed Malik "returned to Pakistan, determined to start a bookmobile of his own. He sought out rural schools that lacked libraries. He persuaded the United Nations to donate two Land Cruisers. And he acquired 2,000 donated books in Urdu and English - the country's official languages - from the National Library of Pakistan and the Asia Foundation, a nonprofit from San Francisco."

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