OBJECT HISTORY: Door County Bookmobile

The Door County Bookmobile was the rural public library. In 1950 when the┬áDoor-Kewaunee Regional Library Demonstration┬áfirst brought bookmobiles to the┬áDoor Peninsula, nearly 23% of Wisconsinites did not have access to a free library. With many remote towns and islands, a low overall population, poor transportation, and low literacy rates, the Door Peninsula offered an opportunity…

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Creating the Door County Bookmobile

Door County Library Bookmobile┬áservice began in 1950 through a┬áWisconsin Free Library Commission┬áexperiment called the┬áDoor-Kewaunee Regional Library Demonstration. The Demonstration was developed to explore the possibilities of providing library service to remote areas of the state. This was during a nationwide movement to…

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