Sadly, our building didn't have a library, so the bookmobile would arrive each Monday and classes would file through to check out books. It was a great system! Students would enter through the front door, browse the bookshelves on either side of a narrow aisle, stop at the checkout desk and exit through the door at the end. I was especially lucky because the bookmobile also visited my city neighborhood each Thursday. That gave me a chance to return the Monday books and get something good to read for the weekend!
|The bookmobile of my childhood|
(Houston), a wonderful story about a librarian without a "proper library." Along with some friends, she takes matters into her own hands and drives a bookmobile around the county, delivering books in rural areas to those who need them. Similar books that we have read and enjoyed in the library include: Library Lion (Knudson) about a lion's visit to the library and the problems that ensue; Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carol Moore Created Libraries for Children (Pinborough), the true story of the woman who created the Children's Room at the New York Public Library; Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books (Abouraya), the inspiring true story of the human chain of demonstrators that surrounded the Great Library of Alexandria to protect the building during the turmoil of January, 2011; and The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq (Winter), about a librarian's struggle to save her country's priceless books. All of these are available for checkout in the RES library. For a list of other books that will remind you of the "many reasons our libraries are special places," visit Reading Rockets, Favorite stories about libraries and librarians. For adult readers, visit BookPage, 15 of our favorite books about libraries and librarians.
|Bring us home!|
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