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 library’s bookmobile, with its 3,000 current and popular items including books, magazines, movie, video games, as well as puzzles and board games, also appeared at the market. Kulsoom Khan,, "Library ‘squad’ and knife-sharpening demo at Arlington Heights farmers market," 22 July 2019 After stops at libraries in Euclid and Elyria, the bookmobile’s tour continues east, on to Danbury, Conn. Destinations such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Colorado and more will follow., "Digital Bookmobile makes stop in South Euclid to promote ebooks, audiobooks," 17 July 2019 Get on board the Digital Bookmobile: The digital age may have done-in some bookstores, but the bookmobile lives. Joan Rusek,, "What is all this talk about Ted: Valley Views," 5 July 2019 Get a library card There are nearly 80 public library locations, plus bookmobiles and self-service locations. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Welcome to San Diego," 30 June 2019 Vehicles scheduled to be parked in the gravel lot next to the library at 77 Harrison include a firetruck, police car, ambulance, tractor, boom truck and the county library’s bookmobile. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Campbell community briefs for the week of June 14," 9 June 2019 When the regional library system’s bookmobile was taken out of service, the town had no easy access to books. Sue Halpern, The New York Review of Books, "In Praise of Public Libraries," 18 Apr. 2019 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

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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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