I found my career in a bookmobile.

Bookmobiles bring more than j books to a child; they might just bring the world#reading#library

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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, travelled 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, to 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  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 books I have reviewed on this blog

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear- a book review

Pandemic- a book review

TRUMPED BY SOVEREIGNTY- a review

Working Stiff -a book review to remember 9/11

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who loves to write about the HEART of HEALTH. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. My ideas come from my training, experiences, medical practice, personal life, and medicine in the media. There's always something new and interesting to explore in the world of health and medicine.

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