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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. Photo of one for four Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobiles, decorated for the Christmas season with garland, large plastic candles, and large plastic bells. Although it appears this photo was taken in the evening, two people can be seen sitting inside of the vehicle, which is lit inside and out.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00076977 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Bookmobile. CARL0000078859 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110958
Los Angeles Public Library Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles Bookmobiles--California--Los Angeles Libraries--California--Los Angeles