Monthly Archives: January 2015

The First Mobile Library? Mealsgate, England

John Sanderson, the great-grandfather of bookmobile drivers everywhere. Many thanks to mealsgate.org.uk for posting this image.  One of the first roving library systems was the “Permabulating Library” set up in a clique of villages near Carlisle, Great Britain, in 1851. … Continue reading

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Plainfield’s Bootstrap Bookmobile

In the early 70s until the early 80s, the public library of Plainfield, IN, used a lunch truck to deliver books to rural patrons. Finding that many children in the area couldn’t get to the library but without funds to … Continue reading

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