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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