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Library on Wheels

Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile

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Library on Wheels by Sharlee Glenn
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If you can't bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man. 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!

Author Biography

Sharlee Glenn has published articles, essays, poems, and short stories for adults and children. She lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2018
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
archival photos throughout
Imprint
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages
56
ISBN-13
9781419728754
Product ID
26877316

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