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Title supplied by cataloger. As early as 1949 these bookmobiles, or "libraries on wheels", began taking books to the mostly disadvantaged, low-income areas, or the outlying sections of the city where community libraries had not been established. The Los Angeles Public Library's fleet of bookmobiles was comprised of 3 large vans usually loaded with 4,000 books, and a smaller one known as "Little Toot" that usually carried 3,000 books. They had 28 scheduled stops each week to such places as housing developments, shopping centers, parks, and schools that varied anywhere from an hour to three hours. It is estimated that these Traveling Branches circulated almost 250,000 volumes a year. Four young children, some with books, sit on a bench under a trellis at an unidentified park. The Los Angeles Public Library Traveling Branch Bookmobile can be seen parked next to some trees in the background. The side flaps have been propped open and four women, possibly Librarians, help three more children select their reading materials.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
00076990 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Bookmobile. CARL0000078841 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110941
Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobiles--California--Los Angeles Libraries--California--Los Angeles Children--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles