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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
  • Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile
  • Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's 1st bookmobile
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glenn, Sharlee Mullins
Dewey number
J/B/TITCOMB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Titcomb, Mary Lemist
  • Women librarians
  • Librarians
  • Bookmobiles
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Library outreach programs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile, Sharlee Glenn
Instantiates
Publication
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291864238
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9781419728754
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Label
Library on wheels : Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's first bookmobile, Sharlee Glenn
Publication
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291864238
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9781419728754
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map

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