Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Classroom on Wheels

In 2012, The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library of Ohio launched its own Cybermobile, dubbed the “Classroom on Wheels.” While not a bookmobile per se, it is unique among library vehicles in that its sole purpose is bringing digital instruction to patrons. … Continue reading

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The Boatmobile of Boca Grande, Florida

The Papyrus II, with Roger and Louise Amory on board. From 1954 to 1972, The Johann Fust Public Library of Boca Grande, FL, used a yacht to bring books to islands in the surrounding area . The boat went to … Continue reading

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The Branchmobile of Mansfield, Ohio

The branchmobile of Mansfield, OH, circa 1980. Courtesy, the Sherman Room Collection, Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.   In the 60’s and 70’s it became increasingly common to park book trailers at certain locations for days at a time, turning the bookmobile … Continue reading

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