July 12, 2012

Bookmobile Love

I grew up in a very small town. (Very small, 500 people small) 

Public library? Nope. 

I had stacks of my mom's Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden books. I reread those things until the spines were beyond repair. 

We had plenty of young children's books. Little Golden, Berenstein Bears, etc. 

But when I hit a certain age this girl needed some BOOKS. Some real, heavy duty, sink your teeth into, life changing BOOKS. 

Enter my maternal grandparents and the Bookmobile! I will never forget the first time they took me. Grandpa brought a box with him and filled it up to the top. A box! Full of books! I thought it was the most fabulous thing I'd ever seen. I was inspired and drunk on the possibilities of all those books, all those words. In a van that came to my little town. 

Thank you Bookmobile. You kick ass.


  1. I live in a bigger city so I've always been fortunate enough to have a library near by. I'm VERY jealous of your bookmobile though! That's pretty awesome. :)

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  2. Thankfully I now live in a town with an awesome library. Still a small town though, lol

  3. We too had a bookmobile! I grew up in Eastern Long Island which was a rural area at the time. We had a "Bookmobile" come around to our school! It must have been second or third grade. I loved it! I do not believe that I have thought about it in decades!

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  5. Brian, I honestly don't know what I would have done without it! I was reading the back of cereal boxes and shampoo bottles for pete's sake!

    Deanna, thanks so much!! I'll go check it out :D