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Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. Writer Margriet Ruurs read a newspaper article about a camel in Kenya that is used to bring books to children in remote desert villages. She became curious about how else children around the world might get their books if there is no library. Librarians and volunteers from many countries sent her stories and photos of their mobile libraries. The result is this intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries. In the jungles of Thailand, in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, in rural Zimbabwe, the arrival of the mobile library is a major and exciting event. If it weren't for librarians and volunteers, people in these remote parts of the world might never have books to read. In other countries, books are delivered in unusual ways: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train or even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "books are as important to us as air or water!"

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Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.

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Margriet Ruurs loves to visit her local library. She writes children's books and educational materials and conducts author visits in schools across the United States and Canada. She lives in Shedd, Oregon.

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sarika, September 7, 2010 (view all comments by sarika)
This is really a very interesting book for the children and also for the adults like me who are not aware of this very strange
information.I was searching a book in the library for my son and I found this book.Its true that whenever we think of library ,we think of a large building either in the community or in school/colleges.I never thought of bus,boat or animal libraries.This book made me realize that everyone needs a library and nobody could stop anyone to get the wisdom of knowledge through books.I salute to all the librarians and volunteers across the globe for their dedication and hard work.
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ISBN:
9781590780930
Author:
Ruurs, Margriet
Publisher:
Boyds Mills Press
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Sociology
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Children -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Multicultural
Subject:
Social studies
Subject:
Books
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture, Sewn
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10 in 0.87 lb
Age Level:
08-UP

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Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.
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