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Monday, April 18, 2016

Long Overdue, the Bookmobile Is Back

“They’re traveling cathedrals of beauty and truth and peace,” Anne Lamott adds reverently. “A place where children can have access to all the great wisdom of the ages – from the deepest and most profound truths to the greatest belly-laughs.”
By the mid-20th century bookmobiles had become a part of American life, with more than 2,000 plying our inner cities and rural roadways. But shrinking budgets and rising costs have dimmed their prominence. Fewer than 1,000 bookmobiles now serve the continental U.S. and Alaska. 

More: Smithsonian

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