The first Saint Paul Public Library Bookmobile dates back to 1917. Since that time, the Library has owned six Bookmobiles. The current Bookmobile was purchased in 2005.
The Saint Paul Public Library's first bookmobile dates back to 1917.
|||SPPL's 1917 Bookmobile.
Checking out books on the Bookmobile in October, 1954.
John Amon, driver.
Barbara Brown, librarian.
||The 1959 Bookmobile with driver John Amon and librarian Betty Baugh.
||Girls on the Bookmobile, 1950s.
||Inside the Bookmobile in the 1950s.
|||Kids sitting in front of the Bookmobile, 1950s.
|||Women on the Bookmobile, 1950s.|
|||The "Recordak Junior" -- how books were checked out from the Bookmobile in the 1950s.|
|||Mobile Branch #2, February 1960.|
|||Waiting for the Bookmobile.|
|||"Mobile branches" in color!. Circa 1960.|
|||Mobile Branch #3, outside Central Library.|
|||The Bookmobile in 1980.|
|||The 1990s vintage Bookmobile. In 2005, this vehicle was retired by SPPL and donated to Saint Paul's sister city - Manzanillo, Mexico.|
|||The Bookmobile in 2005.
|||The Bookmobile in 2015. The Bookmobile is sponsored by HealthPartners .|