Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Books-to-People Project of Indianapolis

The Indianapolis’ Books-to-People project of the 1970s reflected that decade’s trend of using mobile libraries to help offset social inequality. The federally-funded project began in the summer of 1971 as means to bring paperbacks to the disadvantaged. Using a vehicle … Continue reading

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The Last Gerstesnlager?

It seems I mispoke when I said that Waukegan Public Library retired the last still-operating Gerstenslager in 2005 to aid Katrina victims. In fact, they have another that is still running. The Dinomobile is a 1973 Gerstenslager that serves exclusively … Continue reading

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