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On the road in the bookmobile, Judy Castleman, 2005

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1,100 miles! Driving gloves were needed for warmth since we used only heat from the engine; we were carrying too many boxes of books for the heaters to work right.

The closer we got to the gulf coast, the muddier it became, destruction and devastation was everywhere. Cars we saw driving had no tags. Lots of dead animals were along the road, wild and tame. There is no place to buy even a stick of gum unless one drives a couple hours. There is no market, or convenience stores. Yet people are staying and working to clean up. There are whole communities GONE. Maybe this gift could help keep hope going.

BKM (the Bookmobile) has retired to the south. No more snow or mountains. I think she will like it on the gulf coast, becoming a true southern belle.

-from Judy Castleman’s journal



The PDF tells more of the story of the ACLS bookmobile when it reached Mississippi.


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Public libraries, Maryland, Allegany County; Allegany County Library System (Md.), Anniversaries.

Allegany County (Md,), 1924-2010

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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