Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
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Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile

Written and illustrated by Sharlee Glenn
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8 - 12
Reading age
56
Page count
52
Words per page
~951L
Lexile measure
Apr 1, 2018
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If you can’t bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man. Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library–not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county’s 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children’s room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all–a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born!

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781419728754
    Publication Date
    April 1, 2018
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Page Count
    56
    Words Per Page
    52
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~951L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~W
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    501260
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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