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.