Celebrate National Bookmobile Day during National Library Week 2010

Contact: Isaac Tufvesson

Communications Specialist, ALA

(312) 280-2140



For Immediate Release

April 15, 2009

CHICAGO – Bookmobiles and direct-delivery outreach services are an integral, vital part of libraries around the country.

Their contribution to public life will be recognized during National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, as part of National Library Week. National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have served rural, urban, suburban and tribal areas, bringing access to information and life-long learning resources to all classes and communities as a central part of library service. National Bookmobile Day will serve to highlight their value and extend their reach.

For more information about Bookmobiles and the latest updates, resources, and events on National Bookmobile Day, visit
www.ala.org/bookmobiles or contact ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4294, or email

To learn more about National Library Week 2010 visit

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and the Association for Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) are sponsors for National Bookmobile Day.

National Bookmobile Day is coordinated by the Bookmobile Advisory Sub-Committee of the OLOS Advisory Committee and OLOS Staff acting as liaison to the committee, in conjunction with the Public Awareness Committee and ALA’s Public Information Office (PIO). ABOS, an ALA Affiliate and co-sponsor of National Bookmobile Day has been the leader in organizing bookmobile staff around issues affecting their work life and visibility in the profession for over 20 years.