This photo shows a walk-in Bookmobile in 1941. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Looking back in Springfield: Community bookmobile

The Clark County Public Library’s Bookmobile has a long history reaching back to 1933.

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It began under the operation of the YMCA with a book trailer that was towed behind a Model A Ford and had an awning to protect patrons from the elements. 

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In 1937, it graduated to a uniquely designed truck with fold up sides that could hold 3,000 volumes and was featured in New York’s Daily Worker as a “W.P.A. Library on Wheels,” that served many during the Depression. This photo shows a walk-in Bookmobile in 1941.

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