I have a warm spot in my heart for the bookmobile of my youth. To me, it was a rolling candy store, a literary ice cream truck without the canned music and creepy tattooed guy handing out melted treats. Just a nice lady with loads of books. Yum!
This quiet video made me smile, with the story of one man and his mission to bring books to even the most remote areas of Columbia.
Luis Soriano has two donkeys, 4800 books, and what must be a big heart. Biblioburro, a truly off-road bookmobile. Because every child needs books to read, and someone to read to them.
I can relate to your love of books and I agree completely that they need to be made available to everyone. My Dad grew up on a farm in rural Iceland in the 20’s and 30’s. There weren’t even schoolhouses. A roaming teacher would go throughout the area, staying at one farm for a while and then moving on. All the kids would come from miles around and stay at the host farm, taking advantage of whatever opportunities there were to get an education. I’ve never actually asked, but I’m pretty sure there were no libraries to be found. Amazingly, my Dad went on to get a PhD.
Now that’s an amazing story, Kris!