Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Book Boats of Lake Chelan, Washington

Jo Pardee oversees the books being loaded by crane onto a ship. In 1951 Jo Pardee, head librarian of the Chelan County Library in Washington State, managed to secure funds to bring books to small towns located on Lake Chelan, … Continue reading

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The Bookmobile That Became a Real Library; Collinsville, Pennsylvania

The Collinsville Community Library was bookmobile permanently parked in a discount center parking lot. Courtesy, Collinsville Library. On rare occasions, a bookmobile turns into a real library. When York County, PN.,  was appropriated a meager $40,000 to bring library services … Continue reading

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The Outpost Libraries of West Virginia

An newly-inserted outpost library in West Virginia. Due to the energy crisis of the 70s, it became a common practice for bookmobiles to hit fewer stops for longer periods of time. Sometimes, these bookmobiles would be parked all day at … Continue reading

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