When I attended Sacred Heart School in the 1950s, we did not have a proper library, so a regular visit from the Aurora Public Library’s Bookmobile was always quite an event. Our classroom bookshelves were filled with reference material: encyclopedias, an unabridged dictionary, atlases, and a globe — but no pleasure reading. For that, we relied on the bookmobile. I particularly remember the Boxcar Children series, which featured self-reliant children doing just fine without adults. I will never forget the bookmobile and I’m certain it’s just as important to today’s young readers.
-Diana Foley Vickery, Gurnee IL.