National Bookmobile Day Celebrations
National Bookmobile Day Online Resource Center: http://www.ala.org/bookmobiles
Welcome to the National Bookmobile Day wiki! On this wiki, you can share how your library will celebrate NBD, as well as discover new ideas!
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Have a question? Contact John Amundsen, OLOS Communications Specialist, at 312-280-2140, or email email@example.com.
New NBD2011 Materials are now posted on the NBD resource center, visit http://www.ala.org/bookmobiles!
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Here are some of the ideas I collected at the ABOS Conference in Seattle:
1) Visit the bookmobile at the library, a sheet cake decorated like the bookmobile, build your own bookmobiles and a sing-a-long with some of the library songs that Carol Hole and others have created.
2) V v Bookmobile deliveries using horse drawn wagon or buggy.
3) Create clip art for bookmarks, stickers, buttons that can be given away on bookmobiles
4) Local bookmobiles, have a bookmark design contest and distribute the winners “National Bookmobile Day” bookmarks.
5) Ask patrons to draw a picture of their bookmobile or bookmobile experience…post on local and/or a “National Bookmobile Day” website.
6) A writing contest of “what my bookmobile means to me”. Winners again could be posted on websites
7) Have bookmobiles across the nation get proclamations from their cities/counties for Bookmobile Day and the importance in the community.
8) Encourage people to make copies of the bookmobiles on the move stickers to give out on bookmobile day.
9) Create a template resolution/ proclamation that can be adopted by the US House and Senate, Governors and State legislatures, local officials, etc.
10) Encourage officials (or local celebrities) to spend a day on the bookmobile meeting and greeting (maybe even have the President appear at a bookmobile stop since he's supporting rural initiatives).
11) Videos/pictures of "extreme bookmobiles" (I've seen some great pictures from stops that NC bookmobiles make and I'm sure there are many more)
12) Virtual bookmobile line up. If we put all of the nation’s bookmobiles end to end, would they stretch from New York City to the Library of Congress in DC or even further?
13) Google map showing where bookmobiles are located in the USA.
14) Signs around the Library, on the Bookmobile, in City Hall, in local restaurants and grocery stores, schools and recreational facilities.
15) Bookmobile cut-outs distributed to local schools and restaurants.
16) Human Interest stories for local TV, radio and newsletters.
17) Prize Giveaways and contests including a color- the- Bookmobile design.
18) Evening on the Bookmobile with food, tables and chairs under a tent with musical accompaniment.
19) Collecting Stories, Memories, Reminiscences about the Bookmobile and posting them on a Wiki or sending them to UnShelved.
20) Bookmobile songbook with lyrics and Bookmobile sing-along.
21) Costumed figure outside of Bookmobile- Dog, Girl w/ backpack, Bear
22) Magical Mystery Bookmobile Tour of the City: stopping at City Hall, Courthouse, Restaurants, Malls, Recreational Facilities, Local Authors.
23) Horse Drawn Bookmobile
24) Cake shaped like a Bookmobile, with balloons and trading cards.
25) Pictures of the Bookmobile with the Mayor, City Council, Police Chief, High School President, Bookstore Owner’s, local Business Leaders.
26) Bookmobile Stories- collect through ABOS and send to Bill of Unshelved Comics.
27) We tweeted and posted on Facebook and Twitter as we drove around town, handing out magnets, tattoos, and the create-your-own-bookmobile sheets for the kids. It was great fun. We also took pictures of all who visited our bookmobiles on our stops. See our animoto video here: http://animoto.com/play/E1rzW7SjPxTv0V7GvJHuFg?utm_source=project_complete_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project_complete_email&utm_content=main
Kevin Walsh NBD chair
Collaterals (i.e., bookmarks, flyers, keychains)
For the latest downloadable NBD2011 materials, please visit www.ala.org/bookmobiles!
NBD In the News
April 4, 2010
Ironton Tribune - Boyd County Public Library http://www.irontontribune.com/news/2010/apr/04/national-library-week-kick-april-11-17/
GoUpstate.com - Spartanburg County Public Libraries http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100404/ARTICLES/100409955/1097
April 1, 2010
March 25, 2010
MyCentralJersey.com - Edison Library http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100325/GETPUBLISHED/3250336/-1/newsfront/Celebrate-National-Bookmobile-Day-at-the-Edison-Library
March 23, 2010
NJ.com - Warren Library http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2010/03/celebrate_national_bookmobile.html
March 22, 2010
Sand Mountain Reporter - Marshall County NBD proclamation http://www.sandmountainreporter.com/story.lasso?ewcd=6cdbd96fd9503c26