Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bookmobile news round-up

  • "In Pictures: Devraj Urs Mobile Library in Bangalore" by Lavanya Srinivasan, from My Bangalore
    "The primary objective of the mobile library is to facilitate citizens through home lending. Though there is no membership fee, a small deposit of Rs. 40 must be made as refundable security. To become a member, all you need is a passport photograph and an address proof with the application form attested by a gazette officer."
  • "Reading on the run" by Jonathan Allen, from the West Ashley Patch
    "Charleston County has been bringing the library to them since 1931 with its Bookmobile. The bus [...] stops at more than 40 locations twice a month."
  • "Kids cheer for private bookmobile party" by Erin Pustay, from
    "On the perfectly sunny Wednesday afternoon, the big blue bookmobile rolled right up in front of his Navarre home. It brought with it all the adventure and fun packed into the books it totes, as well as a craft and a story. “When the bookmobile pulled up,” children’s librarian Laura Klein said, “they were literally jumping up and down and cheering. They were so excited.”"
  • "BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container" from
    "The BiebBus Library can pull in, pop up and let kids participate in a parable or two in small Dutch towns." (First heard about this via IFLA's Mobile Library Guidelines, but now it's everywhere, even Yahoo)
  • "Free Library Service in Brazilian Taxis" from PFSK
    "The Bibliotaxi contains a number of books inside the vehicle. Passengers can read any of the available books during their trip or borrow the books by registering their names and returning them to the taxi or other city locations."

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