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The Resource Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile, Sharlee Glenn

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

Label
Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile
Title
Library on wheels
Title remainder
Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile
Statement of responsibility
Sharlee Glenn
Title variation
Library on wheels
Title variation remainder
Mary Lemist Titcomb and Americas first bookmobile
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Lemist Titcomb was always looking for ways to improve her library. 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. The bookmobile was born!
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658378
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 027.4/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Z720.T63
LC item number
G54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 7
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile
Label
Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile, Sharlee Glenn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
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!
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
6084864
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9781419728754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000583410
Label
Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile, Sharlee Glenn
Publication
Copyright
Note
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!
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-48) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
6084864
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9781419728754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000583410

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