Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Best Bookmobile Websites


Happy National Bookmobile Day! For this occasion I've selected some bookmobile websites for your enjoyment. The image above is of the cover of a large brochure put out by the Gerstenslager company in the 1970s. According to the inside copy, "This book has been written and printed with one basic purpose...to help the professional librarian and library board member plan and develop a highly effective bookmobile...one that completely fills the need, both of basics of body style, size and book-carrying capacity." I picked it up at an ALA conference.

The American Library Association's National Bookmobile Day webpage

American Libraries Magazine's Pinterest Bookmobiles Image Collection

The Library History Buff's Tribute to Bookmobiles

Bookmobiles: A History

Bookmobiles Parnassus on Wheels (Flickr Group)

Palmer School of Library and Information Science Bookmobile website

The First Bookmobile, WHILBR webpage

Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Bookmobile webpage

Bookmobiles on Postage Stamps

Association of Bookmobiles and Outreach Services (ABOS) website

Google Bookmobile Image Search

2 comments:

Los Angeles Library Tour said...

I love your blog! I thought you might get a kick out of my blog post on bookmobile's in Los Angeles. I hope you don't mind that I linked to your bookmobile page.
http://lalibrarytour.blogspot.com/2012/04/bookmobiles-in-los-angeles.html
Keep up the great work!
Tiffney Sanford

Larry T. Nix said...

Tiffney,
Thanks for sharing the link to your blog post on bookmobiles in Los Angeles. Nice post. Thanks also for linking to my site.
Larry