Bookmobile Gets New Look, 1953

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Title

Bookmobile Gets New Look, 1953

Subject

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Bookmobiles

Description

Photograph and description of the renovations of the bookmobile. The caption below the photograph states:

Almost like new - The Bookmobile of the Tuscaloosa County Library is being inspected following a recent overhauling and painting job. Left to right are Miss Mary Guy, Bookmobile librarian, Miss Barbara Davis, librarian of County Library, Marshall Walker, member of Board of Education and Dr. Kermit Johnson, superintendent of Tuscaloosa County Schools. New roof, new paint job, and new lights are part of the repairs that were done.

Creator

Tuscaloosa News

Source

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

March 8, 1953

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

2473

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Text

Bookmobile Gets 'New Look'

The Tuscaloosa County Bookmobile looks almost new now, thanks to the overhauling and painting job completed recently by the Board of Education, Miss Barbara Davis, librarian said yesterday.  Funds amounting to around $500 were used to get the library on wheels in prime condition to travel over the roads and highways of the county.

A new roof, new shelves, locks, lights, and a coat of green paint have made it shine.  A new Civitan sign has been repainted on the doors, to complete the decoration.  The Civitan Club in collaboraion with the Board of Education has been responsible for the Bookmobile, Civitan members buying the truck, with the Board of Education purchasing the body and shelves, Miss Davis said.

The Bookmobile is responsible for carrying necessary books to schools over the county so the Board of Education buys the books and pays the driver, Mrs. B. O. Bounds.  Miss Mary Guy is bookmobile librarian, and her salary is paid by the Library Board.

The Bookmobile covers schools and communities throughout the county and will stop along the way between regular stations, Miss Davis said.

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