Meet Antonio La Cava, a retired Italian teacher who travels around the country in his bibliomotocarro or librarymotorcar to get children excited about books. Book patrol: 3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy.
"Poling the pirogue" down the Bayou de Large to the Louisiana Library Commission Bookmobile, 15 miles South of Houma, Louisiana. Undated, but likely as this is from the New Deal Network's Photo Library .
Old time bookmobile: In Washington County, Md., purchased this automobile to deliver books to rural readers. According to the library's annual report, it was the modern replacement for an "old wagon." (Courtesy of Western Maryland Regional Library )
The Little Free Libraries. The little boxes are designed to hold about 20 books to borrow and enjoy. Each Little Free Library runs on the honor system, displaying a sign that asks patrons to "Take a Book, Leave a Book.