Happy National Bookmobile Day!

Though we’re a little late to the party on this one, the BHS library and archives staff would like to wish everyone a very happy National Bookmobile Day! Designated as the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day celebrates the vital role that bookmobiles and other direct-delivery outreach services play in providing underserved communities with access to valuable library and information resources.

Here’s an image from our postcard collection of some young residents of the Glenwood Houses checking out books from the Brooklyn Public Library’s Library on Wheels, circa 1960.

From the Brooklyn Historical Society's Postcard Collection, V1973.4.445

Bookmobile at the Glenwood Houses, circa 1960, V.1973.4.445; Brooklyn Historical Society Postcard Collection.

For more information on National Bookmobile Day and a bit on the history of bookmobiles, click here.

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2 Responses to Happy National Bookmobile Day!

  1. I lived in Glenwood Houses in the 50s and lived “for” the days the Bookmobile came around. It inspired me to become an author — I’m so thrilled by this postcard. I am going to try to put it on my website. Also like a hard copy of it. Possible?

    Randi Reisfeld

  2. Emily Bayard says:

    Hello. I lived in Glenwood during this time period and loved the book mobile. I’m not sure but I think I am one of the children in the photo. Would I be able to get a high resolution copy of this photo?
    Thank you.
    Emily Bayard

    Bookmobile at the Glenwood Houses, circa 1960, V.1973.4.445; Brooklyn Historical Society Postcard Collection.

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