Library on Wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
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52 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
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Junior Nonfiction / Sciences & Technology
J 027.4 / GLENN, S / library
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English
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9781419728754, 141972875X
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Level 6.3, 1 Points

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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!
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48) and index.
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"As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Mary Lemist 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."--Amazon.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Glenn, S. M. Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Glenn, Sharlee Mullins. Library On Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile. .

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Glenn, Sharlee Mullins. Library On Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile .

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Glenn, Sharlee Mullins. Library On Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile

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