Monthly Archives: February 2014

El Numero Cinco and La Biblioteca Ambulante: Taking Books to Migrants

“La Biblioteca Ambulante”. Courtesy of the Fresno County Free Library. Starting in 1969, the Denver Public Library began to reach out to the local Spanish-speaking population, a group that had not been using their services, by means of a bookmobile. … Continue reading

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The Bookmobile That Went to Prison

Jane Swenson with a couple of the BRCC inmates, 1990. Starting in June of 1990, the Winding Rivers Library System based in La Crosse, WI, began visiting the Black River Correctional Center. The BRCC is a minimum security prison that … Continue reading

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