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.