Monthly Archives: February 2013

The First Bookmobiles

Mary Titcomb’s “Book Wagon”. Courtesy of the Washington County Free Library.      Mary Titcomb, librarian of the Washington County Free Library, Maryland, is generally credited with launching the first bookmobile. Initially, she used a horse-drawn wagon to deliver books throughout the county, with … Continue reading

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The First Bookmobiles, Part Two

The “book bus” of Hibbing, Minnesota, had its own stove for long winter trips. Circa 1918. Other libraries followed the example set by Washington County’s Autobuggy. In Hibbing, Minnesota (then known as “the richest village in the world”), a truck large enough … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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