15 - The Bookmobile

In order to do a layout about the Bookmobile from my childhood, I had to do a bit of improvising. I didn’t have any photos of the bookmobile, so I found pictures of bookmobiles on line from that time period that resembled our bookmobile. The photo of the inside looks just as I remember ours. I don’t have a lot of photos of myself from that time period so I recycled the photo of me that I used in the “My Ginnies” layout. I did a little Photoshopping and used the Poster Edges filter, cut a slit in the photo and inserted a copy of one of my favorite books from when I was a child. The evidence I used was a book page, metals (the keys), the moon and zig-zags. For my testimony I used “Once a upon a time” and told about the beginning of my love of reading. My journaling is on the cards in the pocket. And it reads.
“Once upon a time there was a little girl named Sara sho went to country school. One day a large truck pulled up by the school. It was the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile was a wonderful thing. It had lots of books in it and each child could check out two books and take them home to read. Sara loved it when the Bookmobile came to school. It was the beginning of her love for reading.”
“The Bookmobile was my introduction to the public library. And although as I grew older my mother would take us to the downtown library, it was the Bookmobile where I had my first library experience. When each school year ended, the Bookmobile continued to come to our neighborhood throughout the summer vacation. What was even better was that it came every week during the summer. Mom would load us up in the car or we would walk with our friends to the Bookmobile. I remember spending many a summer day reading the latest Beverly Cleary book or enjoying the adventures of Betsy and Tacy. The Bookmobile is a very fond memory for me.”

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Comment by Teresa Horner on April 29, 2012 at 9:49am

I adore this and sadly I can admit we had one of these and I read 27 books one summer :)  Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful page :)

Comment by Sara Bohl on April 26, 2012 at 11:02am

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.

Comment by Adrienne Ford on April 25, 2012 at 9:12pm

I LOVE this so much! What a wonderful idea and so well thought out! BRAVO!

Comment by Lynnise Bowman on April 24, 2012 at 6:31pm

Oh this is an amazing bit of reading! I have never heard of a bookmobile, I love that you got online and found photos to support your theme, this is just wonderful!

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on April 24, 2012 at 11:53am

Fantastic story! And a lovely layout. Great idea to find those bookmobile images. TFS!

Comment by Helena Virpi on April 24, 2012 at 6:20am

LOVE the story and how you incorporated all the elements.

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on April 23, 2012 at 4:58pm

What a wonderful story, Sara, and I so love that you didn't let a lack of pictures stop you from telling it. Your posterized photo holding the book is so creative, and way to go finding old pics on the internet that could bring your story to life! So  many wonderful details on here--the library pocket, the bok page, the CSI Coordinates pieces that help to tell your story. Just love this!

Comment by Jenn Kennedy on April 23, 2012 at 3:52pm
This turned out wonderfully! Love what you did with the photos!
Comment by Sarah Klemish on April 23, 2012 at 11:53am

What priceless pictures and you did an amazing job with the colors!

Comment by Anita Stokes on April 23, 2012 at 9:13am

wow i love this and i love your story. i had no idea about book mobiles!!!!

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