Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Looking at my collection of Bookmobile and Children's Mobile Library Alerts

It may seem that I have totally abandoned children's mobile libraries and have switched camp to Open Access, and certainly the Full Time Job gets in the way of doing just what I want to do, but amongst the intellectual bother of writing papers, applying for permanent jobs and not getting them and keeping OpenDOAR (www.opendoar.org) as up to date as I can, I am still gathering as much information as I can about children's mobile libraries. Here is a link to an article in an American local paper about a mobile library that was axed and has been re-instated. Strictly it is a general bookmobile, but the staff comment about the importance of reaching out to children, amongst other groups that are hard to get into a static library. The staff feel that running the library is worthwhile if it gets children reading.

http://magicvalley.com/news/local/twin-falls-library-brings-back-bookmobile/article_c31456bb-14ce-5890-b3e9-61f4ba7bb390.html

Here is another example of an American bookmobile bringing books, excitement and literature and literacy to children as this Author/Attorney remembers.

http://patriciareding.booklikes.com/post/564126/the-bookmobile-is-here-

It does make me wonder whether she would just be an attorney if she had not had her imagination stretched by the visit of the bookmobile.

Just for good measure today, here is a link to another blog about the potted history of bookmobiles across America. I have added it here as somewhere safe to keep it!

http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2013/10/09/derek-attig-on-the-history-of-bookmobiles/

I will write some more posts when I have finished trudging through my accumulation of alerts and picked out the best ones.

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