Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bookmobiles and the Amish

Three Amish boys wait for “Ohio’s Most Popular Bookmobile.” Courtesy of the Geauga County Public Library. When Geauga County, OH got its bookmobile in 1986, the Amish children figured out that if enough of them gathered on a corner, the … Continue reading

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Bookmobiles in the E.T.O.

An army bookmobile in Austria. Germany’s surrender on May 7th, 1945, left the three million G.I.’s  scattered across Europe suddenly idle. Keeping the troops entertained was the role of the Special Services Department, which oversaw the Library Service Section headed by Lt. Irving … Continue reading

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The Guild Motor Company

“A Complete Rental Library on Wheels”, being pulled by a Ford. One of the only bookmobiles to run as a successful for-profit venture, The Guild Motor Company began operating in 1935. It was an extension of the Guild Rental Library, … Continue reading

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