Posted by: Government & Heritage Library | July 14, 2010

Picture of the Week: Durham County Library’s First Bookmobile

Bookmobile reads: “Durham Public Library Free Books Presented by Kiwanis Club Durham, N.C. We Build.” In 1926 librarian Clara Crawford embarked on a program to provide library services to the rural population and to improve county extension by hiring a county librarian and sending the truck to every farm possible. “Miss Kiwanis” carried fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. The county librarian provided guidance for those seeking advice about what to read, but many already knew what they wanted–the most requested author was Zane Grey.

To see this item in our digital collection click here:  http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll36&CISOPTR=305&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

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