book·​mo·​bile | \ ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio) \

Definition of bookmobile

: a truck that serves as a traveling library

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The Aurora Public Library will offer a bookmobile on Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. at Plum Park and 1 to 2 p.m. on Fridays at Blackhawk Park. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Twist on Shakespeare plays to be staged at Aurora Central Catholic," 28 June 2018 Sign up and track your goals online, or do it in person with a paper reading log from any local county branch or bookmobile. Laura Groch,, "Turn up the volumes: Time for summer reading programs," 8 June 2018 The tricycle represents a much more accessible form of community outreach than a bookmobile, Bartel said. Kathy Routliffe,, "Professor Plum's three-wheeled library to be pedaled through Wilmette this summer," 14 June 2018 The Aurora Public Library’s bookmobile will meet up with Meals on the Move from 1 to 2 p.m., Fridays, at Blackhawk Park, and from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, at Plum Park. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Local groups offer free lunches to Aurora area youth," 5 June 2018 Kentucky has 75 bookmobiles, the most of any state. Jen Fifield, The Christian Science Monitor, "Despite decline, bookmobiles connect and enrich communities," 29 Mar. 2018 Griliches visits the Newton Free Library, the Uphams Corner branch of the BPL, the Chelsea Public Library, and the Shrewsbury Public Library’s bookmobile — which does some visiting of its own. Mark Feeney,, "At Cambridge Public Library, photos in color, in the stacks, in Cambridge," 8 May 2018 The New Mexico State Library bought two new bookmobiles last month to serve rural areas. Jen Fifield, The Christian Science Monitor, "Despite decline, bookmobiles connect and enrich communities," 29 Mar. 2018 But the bookmobile that traveled throughout Jefferson County in the 1920s, visiting schools, community centers, and mining company stores. Birmingham Magazine,, "How to take advantage of Jefferson County's extensive library system," 9 Feb. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bookmobile

US : a large vehicle that contains many library books and that goes to different places so that people can borrow the books


book·​mo·​bile | \ ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio) \

Kids Definition of bookmobile

: a truck with shelves of books that is a traveling library

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