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Mobile Library

 

a set of books from the collection of a permanent library, sent out for the temporary use of readers who are unable to utilize the library because of their work or location.

In the USSR mobile libraries are sent to enterprises, construction sites, and kolkhozes which do not have permanent libraries, as well as to field stations, agitpunkts, and so on. After the decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR “On Measures for the Strengthening of Raion and Village Libraries” (1946), there was an extensive development of a new kind of mobile library, the bookmobile. In 1968, of the total number of popular libraries under the jurisdiction of the ministries of culture and the trade union organizations, approximately 70,000 libraries had more than 300,000 mobile libraries.

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"It seems to be very popular with parents and kids, I think because it's so different." Other bookmobile events include stops at a railroad museum and a local nature park.
As with bookmobiles in general, it still holds appeal as a moving, mini-library, but youth are also engaged in the tech programming we offer.
Disponible en: http://www.papelenblanco.com/bibliotecas/ digital-bookmobile-la-biblioteca-movil-sinlibros; Digital bookmobile http://www.
The Digital Bookmobile has traveled 18,000 miles and hosted more than 150 events with 25,000 library patrons and staff in 28 states and Canadian provinces since launching its national tour in New York in August 2008.
It begins quite by chance and unfolds gradually, after the Queen stumbles upon the bookmobile that regularly visits for the convenience of the palace staff.
The Queen's corgis come upon a bookmobile parked at Buckingham Palace.
WHEN VANESSE LLOYD-SGAMBATI was a girl, she read Langston Hughes and travel books, courtesy of a Bookmobile that visited her southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.
Only on the final page, however, do we learn that the bouncin', honkin', and tootin' "she" is a bookmobile! The text is filled with fantastic rhymes and descriptive vocabulary.
Carryl was a master of nonsense verse around the turn of the century: Santore's award-winning drawings bring this simple poem to life and invite even non-rhyme kids to appreciate.Wild About Books by Judy Sierra (037582538X, $16.95) pairs pictures by Marc Brown with the zany story of a librarian who drives her bookmobile into a zoo--introducing the birds and beasts to reading.
MVCP has a 501(c)(3) structure that Don Hazen of Alternet, says is a "hybrid between a community foundation and a venture fund." The group has raised more than $120,000; has fully funded the Internet Bookmobile Project; and is committed to supporting the Youth Media Exchange, a low-power FM radio network, a donor-driven television channel, and a support system for independent magazines and newspapers.
Finding Internet access at a public library is not unusual, but the staff of the Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, TX, had a broader vision in mind-curbside Internet access for patrons of their roving bookmobile.
These include workshops, family days, museum tours, and Wheels of Wonder, a former bookmobile transformed into a rolling work of art that brings art and reading programs to schools and libraries (see the December 2001 Looking and Learning feature).