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  • 1. Booking It by Schultz, Katey
     
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    Schultz discusses the history of the bookmobile in North Carolina. In the late 1880s, Dr. Charles Hallet Wing retired from MIT and moved to Mitchell County. He later opened a free school and a 12,000 volume library. Wing kept around six dozen of his books in constant rotation through Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. This circulation helped to pioneer the bookmobile movement. The state received its first official bookmobile in Durham in 1923, and by 1956, there were 101 bookmobiles operating in 94 counties. Over 100 years after the movement began, bookmobiles continue their task of bringing books to North Carolinians.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 7, Dec 2006, p25-26, 28, il  (Periodical website)
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