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Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile | Sharlee Glenn
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If you cant bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man. Mary Lemist Titcomb (18521932) 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 librarynot just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the countys 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 childrens room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of alla 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!
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CrowCAH
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While at the #SHPL library came across this book; such a neat idea to bring books to those who can‘t make it to a physical location!

ljuliel Neat cover ! 1w
Nute Nice! 6d
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Abe
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Great children‘s book about the bookmobile!

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gibblr
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The lighting in my bedroom is crappy, but here‘s my new book cart!! Ok, technically it was marketed as a bathroom cart in Bed Bath and Beyond but whateverrrr 😂 I needed to do something to help get piles of books off my bedroom floor. I love it!!

Cinfhen Love love love ❤️👍🏻‼️ 7mo
Megabooks Looks great!! 7mo
MallenNC I have recently gotten one of these and I love it. Mine came from Target and it was labeled a storage cart. Enjoy yours! 7mo
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Lizpixie I have two from Ikea, a teal one as my #bookcart & a black one I use in the kitchen with my cookbooks in the bottom. I love them too!👍♥️ 7mo
Seesydneyread I‘ve been looking at getting one for the longest time!! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I absolutely love this! 7mo
ladym30 Looks great!😍 7mo
TheSpineView I have a cart like it and love it! It was called a library cart. I think that they are same just different marketing. I love the color of yours. I hope you enjoy it!💜📚 7mo
Caroline2 Love it!! 😍 7mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m curious to know what you think of 7mo
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JenlovesJT47
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I saw this book in a library display and was intrigued. It tells the story of Mary Lemist Titcomb, a librarian and the founder of the bookmobile in 1905. The book is beautifully illustrated with gorgeous photos and text. A must read for any bibliophile. 5⭐️

#bibliophile
#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett

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bookandbedandtea
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First in what I suspect will eventually be a large collection of enamel pins of the bookish variety.

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Abe
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Great children‘s book about the first bookmobile.

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Cinfhen
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So nice to see a #LFL outside the entrance to the beach...all the books are in Hebrew and there aren't that many books, but still always happy to spot #freebooks ❤️🏖📚

Mdargusch What a great service! I guess you won‘t be too tempted. 1y
DivineDiana Absolutely! 👏🏻📚👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts So nice 💕 1y
Cinfhen I was kind of hoping for an easy reader @Mdargusch @DivineDiana @Cathythoughts since my level of comprehension is about first grade 😂😂😂I‘m so impressed with all the Littens who read & speak multiple languages 🙌🏻 1y
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DHill
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How cool is this? Dubuque is about an hour northeast of where I am.

http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Library-on-Wheels-rolls-around-Dubuque-expandin...