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National Bookmobile Day 2011 – Bookmobiles Rock Slideshow

This slideshow, courtesy of Rose Huling, Bookmobile Coordinator with the Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass., and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, shows bookmobiles past and present - all in time for National Bookmobile Day 2011.

National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, April 13, 2011) celebrates our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.

National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity for bookmobiles fans to make their support known—through thanking bookmobile staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders.

Audrey Niffenegger, library supporter and acclaimed author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Her Fearful Symmetry, and the illustrated novel The Night Bookmobile, has lent her support to America's bookmobiles as the National Bookmobile Day Honorary Chair.

National Bookmobile Day is coordinated by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (ABOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

More inforamtion, as well as downloadable free  NBD resources for libraries can be found at www.ala.org/bookmobiles.