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Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile / Sharlee Glenn.

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  • 21 of 23 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria j027.477 GLE (Text) 37521530892175 AMPL Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Butler PL - Butler J 027.4 GLE (Text) 73174005035285 Childrens: Nonfiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville J 027.477 (Text) 78321000027301 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver JNF 027.477 GLENN (Text) 34304000894284 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza J 027.42 GLE (Text) 840191002510113 Auburn Plaza - Children's Nonfiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville JB TITCOMB (Text) 39230031908443 Children New Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J 027.42 GLE (Text) 36626103973426 JUV New Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch J 027.4.c Glenn, Sharlee (Text) 78294000265997 J Non-Fiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland J027.42 G558 (Text) 76383000458974 Junior Non-Fiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library j027.4 GLE (Text) 30477101183188 Children: Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781419728754
  • ISBN: 141972875X
  • Physical Description: 52 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48) and index.
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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!
Subject: Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932.
Librarians > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women librarians > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Bookmobiles > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Mobile communication systems > Library applications > Juvenile literature.
Library outreach programs > Juvenile literature.

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