Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Bronx Night Bookmobile

Courtesy of the New York Public Library   Bookmobile routes were formally established in the Bronx in 1928. Headquartered at the Fordham Library, the borough’s book wagon carried 650 books total, half for children and half for adults. It was probably the first bookmobile in … Continue reading

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The Flying Library of New Mexico

Starting in 1963, Winston Marks routinely flew 90 miles from The Tinian Trading Post that he managed in New Mexico (located in the isolated “checkerboard” region of the state) to the town of Farmington, New Mexico. Once there, Marks met … Continue reading

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