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The world on wheels: Bookmobile the center of rural life
April 8, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bookmobile-logo-webPULLMAN, Wash. – While one little girl in Boise, Idaho, mistook the pink van parked down her street for an ice cream truck in the 1970s, teenager Barb Stone of Benton City, Wash., was already an old pro of the bookmobile circuit. A July 1960 photo shows 4-year-old Stone holding a small stack of books, standing next to the librarian and driver of the Mid-Columbia Regional Library’s Bookmobile.