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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. A Los Angeles Public Library Traveling Branch Bookmobile can be seen parked at an unidentified location, possibly a school playground or parking lot. The side flaps have been propped open, exposing numerous shelves of books, and several men and women can be seen browsing through these. The front and rear side doors are also open, and ceiling-to-floor shelving is visible inside the book van.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00077005 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Bookmobile. CARL0000078848 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110948
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