The bookmobile conjures up all sorts of images to devoted library users. It may have been the library of our youth. Today, the humble bookmobile is likely to be a mobile computer lab as well as a library of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs on wheels. Yesterday we looked at librarians on horseback, today I’ve linked to a great NPR-StoryCorps program on bookmobiles. I hope you’ll take the three short minutes to enjoy the video. If ever there was a great explanation of why we need libraries of all sorts, it is beautifully expressed in this video. In a word–Hope.
For more on bookmobiles, see my previous post Homage to the Bookmobile.