Introduction

Hello, my name is Orty Ortwein and this is my bookmobile blog! I just find bookmobiles really fascinating, and if you’re here, then so do you. I hope to update every week, with a new factual tale every time. Of course, I’ll keep you posted. Look around and let me know what you think! (Many thanks to the Bethlehem Public Library of Delmar, NY, for letting me use their photo in the banner).

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The Volunteer Bookmobile of Brant, Montana

Every summer, the all-volunteer staff of the bookmobile in Bryant, MT, takes to the road. Children are given books for free and get free ice cream if they bring them back.BryantBookmobile

Bryant Bookmobile ready for the summer

 

 

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Registering Voters on the Bookmobile

Here’s a unique use of the Bookmobile: Registering voters. The Thompson Nicola Regional Library, the only bookmobile (or in Canadian, “mobile library”) in British Colombia, registers voters.

 

TNRL Mobile Library receives innovation award

 

 

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Holy Rollers: The ABC Bookmobiles

This is one of the more unique bookmobiles I’ve stumbled across. The Adventist Book Center, or ABC, takes books (and groceries) to several outlying areas. 1169

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Electric bookmobiles in Sweden

Sweden has jumped on board the electric bookmobile craze.

https://www.themayor.eu/en/some-of-the-worlds-first-electric-mobile-libraries-will-enter-into-traffic-in-gothenburg

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The Garbage Bookmobile

I thought this was way cool. Some Turkish garbagemen, after taking books found in the trash, eventually turned a garbage truck into a bookmobile. Pictures are below. Then click here to read the article.

 

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The Electric Bookmobile

This is so cool! An electric bookmobile!

https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/news/297-news-features/58485-local-libraries-encourage-residents-to-check-out-new-electric-bookmobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Kabul Bookmobile

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/kabul-library-bus-drives-afghan-children-to-read/article/523280

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