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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. Several people can be seen toward the rear of this Los Angeles Public Library Bookmobile, each one browsing through books they have selected. The ceiling-to-floor bookshelves house everything from comics, to periodicals, paperbacks, hardcovers, etc.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
00077018 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Libraries-LAPL-Branches-Bookmobile. CARL0000078893 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110972
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