The bookmobile has a long and rich history in the United States. The idea began with May Lemist Titcomb, a librarian from Maryland. She wanted to bring books to people who did not have access to the library. Her first bookmobile was a horse drawn carriage in the early 1900’s.
The High Point Public Library opened in 1926. By 1957 the High Point Public Library had its first bookmobile ready to roll out and bring books into the community.
Last year we had a community contest to see who would design the wrap/paint scheme of our new bookmobile. The winners of the design contest, Peter Nyugen and Kierstin Brackett, really out did themselves!
The new book mobile has so much to offer! The bookmobile has some pretty impressive new features, like the outdoor theater. The outdoor theater is equipped with a 50 inch high definition TV, Wi-Fi, magnificent Boss speakers, and a motorized sunshade.
Children's Outreach Services provides programs, materials and services for schools, daycare centers, home daycares, after school programs, and special events. Visits include a story time, craft, and book delivery that are developmentally appropriate. Story time focuses on the six pre-literacy skills: narration, vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness and print motivation.