Where a bookmobile can take you

Bookmobiles bring more than books to a child; they might just bring the world.

an apple on top of a stack of books

The first public library I ever visited was a bookmobile. Every week the bookmobile parked next to my elementary school. I  remember climbing the steps into the bus and walking down the book-lined aisle.  These books took me to faraway places, introduced me to famous people, and prompted dreams of what I could do with my life.

I read about people who tried new things, made discoveries, traveled around the world, and invented products that changed our lives.

I discovered the mysteries of the human body and read about the people who studied to understand it, uncover the causes of diseases, and work to cure them.

I learned about people who used their talents, time, and knowledge to make the world a better place. From the library, my dream of working in healthcare was born and nurtured.

Before I graduated from elementary school, a permanent library was built at the site where the bookmobile had been parked. I continued to make the library my second home and loved the new building.

But there is still a place in my heart for the library on wheels,  which brought the world to a little girl who otherwise might never have known it existed.

Here are links to book reviews I have written for this blog

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear- a book review

Pandemic- a book review


Working Stiff -a book review to remember 9/11

exploring the HEART of reading

Please follow for more book suggestions and posts with information and inspiration to help you on your health journey.

Dr. Aletha

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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