Seems to me that bookmobiles are very “library 2.0” and have been for the last 50 years or so. Talk about taking the library out to the community. But The Boston Globe thinks that bookmobiles are fading away: Bookmobiles’ final chapter?
I haven’t looked up the stats on this, but I’m not convinced. There’s a new bookmobile in a city near me, taking the library out to community centers, senior homes and other neighborhood places. Is this a new trend? I do hope so!
Now for the personal nostalgia. I loved the bookmobile when I was a kid. Not as great as going to the big library, but pretty darn cool that I could ride my bike to meet the bookmobile and get some new books to read. Maybe 10 year olds on bikes aren’t the current demographic target for bookmobiles, but I’m guessing there are plenty of people who would welcome a visit from the a bookmobile. Doesn’t get much more ‘2.0’ than that!