A bookmobile- the adventure starts here

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

an apple on top of a stack of books
Celebrate National Bookmobile Day April 22, 2020

The first public library I ever visited was a bookmobile.

Every week the bookmobile parked next to my elementary school. I  climbed  the steps into the bus, and walked down the book- lined aisle. These books took me to faraway places, introduced me to famous people, and helped me dream 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.

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

And 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 learned to love 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  my book reviews on Watercress Words-

Working Stiff : Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

A Natural Woman-Carole King

Being Mortal 

Things That Matter – Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Gifted Hands 

When Breath Becomes Air 

New Proofs for the Existence of God

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear- a book review

Why I have “A Different Way of Seeing Autism”- a book review

And some health book suggestions for children 

statue of boy reading a book

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.

4 thoughts on “A bookmobile- the adventure starts here”

  1. Love it! We have also stopped at a bookmobile before that is run by our local library…. it’s so great to see kids getting books who otherwise would not be able to get to the library. Books are amazing tools to help us all dream big and see how goals can be achieved.

    Thanks for sharing with #TheCozyReadingSpot

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