Bookmobiles

In our initial planning, we considered libraries as one of the potential users of the MoCoLab. With this thought in mind, these precedents offer insight as to how the Airstream can be used in this way.

First is Il Bibliomotocarro. Antonio La Cava is a retired schoolteacher who rides around the Italian countryside bringing books to children and adults in various villages. He does this to spread the love of reading, and stops in eight different places.

Antonio La Cava in his book mobile and library.

The second example, is the Arlington Heights Memorial LibraryBookmobile. for 41 years the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has taken their bookmobile to the streets of Arlington Heights, making more than 50 stops and transporting more than 4000 books, magazines, video games, and DVDs to around 2000 patrons every month. Not only is this mobile library useful to transport items, but to also make personal connections between library employees and the community. The bookmobile attracts and caters to people of all ages, which is why it has been so successful.

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