Monday, April 2, 2012

Another Bookmobile Taken Off the Road

The Final Chapter for a Trusty Bookmobile?  (NPR, 4/1/2012)

Excerpt:    Across America, libraries used to reach out to readers by sending bookmobiles into school parking lots, street corners and rural byways. Now, those rolling reading rooms are becoming scarce — too costly and outmoded, some say. 

One town in northern New England just lost its bookmobile. The Cobleigh Public Library in Lyndonville, Vt., had managed to keep its van rolling until about a month ago, when it died.

Source for 1912-1989.  Gerstenslager.

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