Bright spot

Tillamook County, OR still has a bookmobile.  I think this is the only time I’ve ever looked at the comments on an article in The Oregonian and not seen anything nasty.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if every town had a bookmobile?  Not just the ones without libraries, but every one?  To deliver books to seniors and daycares and other house-bound or otherwise indisposed folks?  Isn’t it interesting how when you make books available–especially if you curate them, treat them right, show them off, make them special–people read?


3 thoughts on “Bright spot

  1. David Baker says:

    Well done.

  2. amanda says:

    Seriously. As you know, I have LONG been an advocate/apologist for the bookmobile model. I think Portland is a great place to revive it, too– we have a community that appreciates curatorship, cart culture, reading, DIY, and accessibility of information. We could absolutely start this as a weekend project in St. Johns…

    • Karen says:

      That’s fascinating…instead of a poetry post, we could have a book cart that we wheel out of the garage and park on our median, or take to the farmers’ market. We could get rid of our extra books that way! I love it.

      Will you design something? With big bicycle wheels for an easy trip? 🙂

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