Today is National Bookmobile Day, which celebrates the role of bookmobiles and outreach services in fulfilling the mission of libraries and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.
While East Central Regional Library retired its last bookmobile in May 2009, ECRL continues to provide outreach services to 8 sites by van. Our outreach communities are: Braham, Onamia, Isanti, Giese, Duquette, Jacobson, Hill City, and McGrath. ECRL Outreach Services provides individuals who are unable to get to one of our branches many of the same library services!
Here’s celebrating the role bookmobile service has played in ECRL history with a look back at some of our old bookmobiles.
ECRL recognizes the service of its many bookmobile librarians, drivers, and outreach librarians since 1959!
*These items were digitized by the Minnesota Digital Library as part of the Public Library Partnership Project with the Digital Public Library of America. View these and other historical ECRL images in Minnesota Reflections or DPLA.