National Bookmobile Day

a stack of books for National Bookmobile Day

April 7th is National Bookmobile Day!

National Bookmobile Day is dedicated to promoting the services provided by bookmobiles and their impact on the communities they serve.

It is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these mobile libraries and the valuable contribution they make to the literacy and education of people.

History of National Bookmobile Day

National Bookmobile Day was first celebrated in 2010 by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS).

The day was created to celebrate the contributions of bookmobiles to communities and raise awareness about the important role they play in promoting literacy, providing access to information and serving as a community hub.

Why National Bookmobile Day is Important?

This day is important because bookmobiles play a crucial role in promoting literacy and providing access to information in underserved and remote communities. Bookmobiles are mobile libraries that bring books, magazines, DVDs, and other reading materials to people who may not have access to a traditional library. These mobile libraries visit schools, community centers, nursing homes, and other places where people gather.

Bookmobiles also provide a range of services beyond book lending, such as storytime, book clubs, computer access, and educational programming. They serve as community hubs and help build social connections and promote lifelong learning. National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of these mobile libraries and the impact they have on the lives of people.

How to Celebrate this day

National Bookmobile Day can be celebrated in various ways. Here are some ideas:

  1. Visit a bookmobile
    • Check the schedule of your local bookmobile and visit it. Borrow a book, attend a storytime, or participate in any other activity being offered.
  2. Donate to a bookmobile
    • Consider making a donation to a bookmobile in your area or to a national organization that supports bookmobiles.
  3. Spread the word
    • Use social media to share information and the important role that bookmobiles play in promoting literacy and education.
  4. Write a letter of appreciation
    • Write a letter of appreciation to the bookmobile staff in your area to thank them for their hard work and dedication.

National Bookmobile Day is a day to celebrate the important role that bookmobiles play in promoting literacy, providing access to information, and serving as community hubs. It is a day to recognize the hard work and dedication of bookmobile staff and to show appreciation for the valuable contributions they make to the communities they serve.

Celebrate NBD by visiting a bookmobile, making a donation, spreading the word, or writing a letter of appreciation.

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