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Library on Wheels

Bring the books to the kids

Here's a suggestion from Sandra Carswell, the teacher-librarian at S. C. Lee Junior High, in Copperas Cove, TX.

Do you want to drum up business for your fiction collection? Generate interest in sports titles? or create excitement for Dewey ranges that have languished a bit?  Try putting a bin full of your target books on a cart with a laptop and scanner, and hit the road. Quick booktalks drum up interest for titles, and "speed-dating" the books gives kids a chance to read the back, examine the cover, and flip through. A hand scanner and laptop let you sign out the books "on the spot." Have cart, will travel!