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Article: History of American Bookmobiles

At the BookShelf

The link below is to a good article on bookmobiles in the US – including photos. A great glimpse into the past.

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Today in History: 24 April 1800

The United States Library of Congress is Established

On this day in 1800 the United States Library of Congress is established, with the then president John Adams, signing legislation for $5000 US to purchase the first books for the library.

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History of the Library of Congress – Volume 1 (1800-1864), by William Dawson Johnston

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