Children's mobile libraries take books out into communities where there is little chance for children to be able to get hold of books. They serve a useful social function. In some parts of the world they use elephants or camels to carry the books. Here in Britain it is mainly by a large bus like van. Teachers, Librarians, children all think that mobile libraries are the best things since sliced bread. But, there has to be a but, are they too expensive to run?
I am researching the social value against the running costs of children's mobile libraries. I am using this blog as a quantitative research diary to put down observations, thoughts, notes and gathered pieces of information, like a scrap book that can then be reassembled into a thesis.