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Fertile Minds: octobre 2013

bookmania: “ Children led astray by the Bronx Traveling Library, Westchester Square branch, New York. (via Robert Barone) ” beware, children can be led astray by the library.

Biblioteca móvel na Italia

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.

Cincinnati Book Mobile

"One of the library bookmobiles, circa Photo by Public Library of Cincinnati Hamilton County [Ohio]

neverstopreading:    To put a smile on your day: Bookmobile, 15 miles south of Houma, Louisiana.  via Journées internationales du livre voyageur

"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 .

Bookmobile: “Rockingham Co Mrs Garrett Smith Sadler, N.C.” (Public Library History Files, State Library of NC)North Carolina in the 1930s - Days Gone By

Bookmobile: “Rockingham Co Mrs Garrett Smith Sadler, N.” (Public Library History Files, State Library of NC)North Carolina in the - Days Gone By

The Perambulating Library of 1859 in Warrington, England, this was so old, I just had to add it...Can you imagine how important books were in the old old days..This wagon would have been a real treat....I can just imagine waiting on it to come.....

The Perambulating Library (early bookmobile) of 1859 in Warrington, Cheshire

mobile library, 1916. Where?

100 years of bookmobiles

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 )

Do you remember traveling libraries being new and sooooo cool?

Bookmobile -- we walked blocks to the bookmobile! Thank goodness that books weighed less then.

Free 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.

The free little library.

Okay, so I visited this library in lower manhattan this spring and it was completely empty except for some trash. But people were doing more taking than leaving I guess?

PrintCollection - Cincinnati Library

Cincinnati Library

The ‰ÛÏOld‰۝ Main Library part of the Cincinnati Public Library built in åÊLater a new library was built in Cincinnati and was constructed at 629 Vine Street.

Check out this old bookmobile! | DCDL

A travelling library often used to provide books to villages and city suburbs that had no library buildings, the bookmobile went from a simp.

Don't miss French Storytime, Thursday at 10:30 a.m., right here in the bakery! #bakery #french #westchester

25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome By Emily Temple on Apr 2013 // A librarian tells a story at the Webster Branch of the NY Public Library, 1910

Bookmobile in Virginia, 1950's

vintagelibraries: “Library of Virginia, Welcome to the BookMobile, year unknown.