NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY
National Bookmobile Day in April recognizes the mobile access to information and resources our nation’s bookmobiles make available to our communities. The day also honors the professionals who diligently work to provide these services. For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have been bringing library access to those who might otherwise go without them.
Bookmobiles are mobile libraries designed to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood. They hold a variety of books, periodicals and usually run on a schedule. Many have computer access, too. Librarians check out books much like at a local library. Books can be returned at the next scheduled stop or at the associated library.
Visitors of all ages with a library card can use the bookmobile. While many of us visit libraries all the time, the bookmobile makes it convenient for those who don’t live close to one or who find it difficult to schedule the time to go visit the library.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBookmobileDay
Utilize your local bookmobile. Learn their schedules and make sure you have your library card at the ready. Check out a book and enjoy the convenience your bookmobile provides. Support your community bookmobile and the librarians who run them, too. Give them a shout-out and let them know what books you’d like to see on the bookmobile the next time you see them. Share what you like about your local bookmobile using #NationalBookmobileDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY HISTORY
The American Library Association, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach service, and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries coordinate National Bookmobile Day during National Library Week.
7 April 2021
6 April 2022
26 April 2023
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