Check It Out: Bookmobile Charm

Submitted by J. Johnston on Wed, 04/20/2022 - 08:32

On April 6, the library world celebrated National Library Outreach Day, previously known as National Bookmobile Day. Did you know that Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries has several bookmobile routes in Klickitat and Skamania counties? If you want to know more about our bookmobiles and where they stop, be sure to visit our Bookmobiles web page.

Growing up I was lucky enough to always have a library nearby, but I have to admit that I wish I’d had to opportunity to visit a bookmobile. I can’t think of anything quite as special as books on wheels! Transporting books to rural communities hasn’t been limited to wheeled vehicles, however; boats, airplanes, horses, even camels have worked as mobile libraries all over the world.

My tribute to traveling books is centered around kids this week, and I hope you will share this mobile-themed reading list with little readers near and far.

Hip, hip hooray for the global transport of books!

New at the Library




This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District collection. Find more in our catalog, or call (360) 906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.

Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

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A version of this column was published in the Sunday, April 17, 2022 edition of The Columbian newspaper.

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