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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. Two youngsters visiting a Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobile can be seen completely enthralled with their reading materials. The boy appears to be reading an oversized picture book or comic, while the little girl looks at the front cover of her own book. She stands with her back to a magazine rack listing a variety of titles.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 16 cm. Photographic prints
00077010 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Bookmobile. CARL0000078895 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110974
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