Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's National Bookmobile Day!

NBD 2011 Logo

"Libraries exist to serve readers, and bookmobiles are a terrific example of library service. If you are very old or very young, if you live off the beaten track, if you just can't make it to your local library, bookmobiles are for you. A good bookmobile warms the cockles of my heart; it is a movable community, bringing books to the readers."

- Audrey Niffenegger, Honorary Chair, National Bookmobile Day 2011

Audrey Niffenegger is an artist and author. She has a really, really cool graphic novel series called The Night Bookmobile. It appears in installments in the Guardian newspaper. Audrey Niffenegger also wrote the novel The Time Traveler's Wife which is about a girl who falls in love with a time-traveling librarian. The book was a bit too odd for my taste, but most people loved it. The story was made into a movie starring the stunning actress Rachel McAdams. The talented actress also starred in the comedies Mean Girls and Wedding Crashers.

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Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler's Wife: A Novel. San Francisco, CA: MacAdam/Cage, 2003.