Celebrate libraries on the move on National Bookmobile Day

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/25/2014

Contact:

John L. Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
(312) 280-2140
jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO — Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve – from books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more. On April 16, join the nationwide celebrations as libraries across the country will celebrate the vital services bookmobiles provide on the fifth annual National Bookmobile Day during National Library Week @ your library®.

Free materials for National Bookmobile Day 2014 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These customizable resources will help libraries and library supporters across the country prepare for their local National Bookmobile Day celebrations.

Materials available for download include publicity templates, logos and sticker templates, as well as flyers and bookmarks geared to help libraries enhance and publicize their National Bookmobile Day celebrations.

National Bookmobile Day celebrates America’s bookmobiles and the dedicated staff that provide vital library services in their communities.   National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity for Americans to express their support for these important mobile institutions. For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have delivered information, technology and resources for life-long learning to Americans of all walks of life. 

National Bookmobile Day, begun in 2010, is celebrated in conjunction with National Library Week (April 13-19) and honors mobile delivery outreach as an integral and vital part of library service in the United States.   National Bookmobile Day is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).