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Author Glenn, Sharlee Mullins.
Title Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile / Sharlee Glenn.
Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS, [2018]
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Biography  Juv. 92 TIT    DUE 04-01-23
Description 52 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Note Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library, not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county's 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children's room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all--a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48) and index.
Subject Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932 -- Juvenile literature.
Bookmobiles -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Women librarians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Librarians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mobile communication systems -- Library applications -- Juvenile literature.
Library outreach programs -- Juvenile literature.
Added Title Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile
ISBN 9781419728754 (hardcover)
141972875X (hardcover)