D.C. Library on Wheels

Co-House Manager of The Peace House, Feriha, talking about the library

What is a library on wheels?

A bookmobile or mobile library is a vehicle designed for use as a library. It is designed to hold books on shelves in such a way that when the vehicle is parked readers can access them.

Long before Amazon was bringing books to your doorstep, there was the bookmobile! A traveling library often used to provide books to villages and city suburbs that had no library buildings. The bookmobile went from a simple horse-drawn cart in the 19th century to large customized vehicles that became part of their culture and reached their height of popularity in the mid-twentieth century.

The D.C. Library will be visiting different communities within the metropolitan area of Washington D.C. Provides books for different age groups, genres and hopefully helps to bring communities closer and encourage literacy.

This Free Project is organized by The Peace House D.C. and is completely run on a volunteer basis.

You are very welcome to keep the books you want to keep. A donation of your choice in exchange is appreciated.

We accept book donations for future library runs at The Peace House, 1233 12th st. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Any and all ideas and suggestions are welcome.



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