Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans

Some people think that the internet has killed library’s, but I think it has encouraged far more children to read and learn than that book filled buildings ever could. But I never went to a library building, I always used the library vans, so thought I would take a nostalgic look at some rather unusual ones…

 


Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans


 

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Volkswagen Camper

10 – Camper Character

Filled to the brim with used books that people can take away and keep forever is this Volkswagen campervan with a little sitting area inside if you want to relax and read.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Motorbike

9 – Speed Reader

It is low-cost and perfect for nipping in and out of traffic. This motorcycle library is in New Delhi and is often the only way some kids will get to read anything.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Backpacks

8 – Book packs

You will be racking up the miles, but a human transported mobile library is good expertise for the librarian and good brain exercise for the people who read them!

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Train

7 – Training Train

Need to learn to read fast but live in the middle of Africa far, far away from the nearest library? Then why not wait for the mobile library train!

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Barge

6 – Canal Boating Books

While this is technical a bookshop rather than a floating library the owner is happy for you to read a few books inside whenever he is moored up at the jetty.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Truck

5 – BiebBus

It has over 100 meters of bookshelves, 5000+ books and it even has an upstairs reading room, internet spot and glass bottom floor! This isn’t just a library it is a form of art.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Van

4 – Chevy Chapters

This amazing 1949 Chevy is one of the most stylish mobile library’s I have ever seen! Best of all is the owner of this van is 91 and still drives around schools delivering new books to them! Good for him.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Tank

3 – Book Warfare

If it could fire kindles out of its canon this might well be the best mobile library ever! But I am more worried the books might fall out of it that firing out of it.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Bookmobile

2 – Donkey the Librarian

When you really do live in the middle of nowhere like some small villages in Mexico the only way you are still going to read a book is a mobile library on the back of a donkey! Good for the kids I suppose, not so much fun for the donkeys.

Top 10 Unusual Bookmobile & Mobile Library Vans
Unusual Mobile Library Van

1 – Little Travel House

It’s OK to drive in a house themed, mobile library van even one that has only 3 wheels. But does it really have to have a chimney on the top of it?!? Much like reading books, my imagination wonders why he needs it.

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