Gear up for National Bookmobile Day 2016: free materials available

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/16/2016


John Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
(312) 280-2140

CHICAGO — Every day, bookmobiles help transform communities they serve, providing access from books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more. On April 13, join the nationwide celebrations as libraries across the country will celebrate the vital services bookmobiles provide on the sixth annual National Bookmobile Day during National Library Week.

Free materials for National Bookmobile Day 2016 are now available for download at These customizable resources are geared to help libraries and library supporters across the country prepare for local National Bookmobile Day celebrations across the country. 

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 10-16) 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).