book·​mo·​bile ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio)
: a truck that serves as a traveling library

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On Stan Tucker’s wildly painted Leap for Literacy bookmobile – crowned the Read ’n’ Roll – the books cost nothing. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Oct. 2020 In 1941, the bookmobile serving the county was making 46 service stops. John Kelly, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2023 After more than a year of planning, the Birmingham Public Library is ready to reveal its new bookmobile—a vehicle designed to offer traveling library services across the city of Birmingham. Shauna Stuart |, al, 9 Jan. 2023 The district has begun a campaign to raise the about $450,000 needed to design and build a new bookmobile. Steve Lord,, 27 Sep. 2021 And just in case people have forgotten the importance of the bookmobile, Library Foundation President Christina Campos reminded everyone during the unveiling of the new design. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 8 Oct. 2022 The coronavirus pandemic and supply chain issues have wreaked havoc on the Aurora Public Library’s efforts to get its new bookmobile. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 8 Oct. 2022 Kids crafts, bookmobile, vendors, inflatables, food trucks, circus performers, face painting, touch-a-truck, live music with the SunBurners. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 18 Sep. 2022 The money will help to provide literacy resources and tools to families in need through literacy packets, and also will go toward a new bookmobile. Chicago Tribune, 8 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bookmobile was in 1924

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“Bookmobile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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book·​mo·​bile ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio)
: a truck that serves as a traveling library

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