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Apr 13

[ARCHIVED] Today is National Bookmobile Day

The original item was published from April 13, 2016 10:59 AM to April 13, 2016 11:08 AM

BCLS_logoToday is National Bookmobile Day
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries, school, public and academic, participate.

National Bookmobile Day is an annual event observed on each Wednesday of Library Week in April. On Bookmobile Day, we honor the access to information and resources our nation’s bookmobiles make available to our communities and the professionals who work diligently to provide these services. For more than 100 years bookmobiles have brought a library to those that otherwise may not have access to one.

Bookmobiles are mobile libraries designed to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood. They hold a variety of books, periodicals and usually run on a schedule. Many have computer access and check out books much like a local library. Books can be returned on the next scheduled stop or at the associated library.

Why not celebrate National Library Week and National Bookmobile Day than by getting involved in Burlington County’s Library Week Scavenger Hunt? Stop in anytime during the week of April 10-16 to participate in the National Library Week scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize. The scavenger hunt goes on all day, all week and is for all ages!

Date: April 10-16
Time: All Day (Mon to Fri: 9 AM to 9 PM & Sat. 9 AM to 5 PM)
Location: Burlington County Library
Address: 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton
Contact: 609-267-9660