Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile
When Dorothy was a young girl, she loved books, and she loved people, so she decided that she would become a librarian.
Dorothy's dearest wish is to be a librarian in a fine brick library just like the one she visited when she was small, but her new home in North Carolina has valleys and streams but no libraries. So Miss Dorothy and her neighbors decide to start a...more
Here is the inspiring true story of "Miss Dorothy" who always dreamed of being a librarian in a fine brick library like the one in the center of her home town in Massachusetts. But when loved beckoned and her husband wanted to move to the mountains of North Carolina, there were no red brick libraries to be found. There were no libraries to be found! But, Miss Dorothy found plenty of people who loved to read. Soon, they raised money to buy a Bookmobile and Miss Dorothy became the ...more
The author was one of the fortunate book borrowers when she was young, and others that are her contemporaries are given places in this (basically) true story. ...more
Houston, G. (2010). Miss Dorothy and her book mobile. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Genre: Memoir/Biography, Children’s Picture Storybook
Loving books and people, a young Dorothy knew right away that she wanted to be a librarian in a fine brick library--just like the one in her hometown. She went to college and library school but married and moved out to the beautiful country before she could be a librarian in a fine brick library. Despite this, Dorothy never stopped loving books ...more
This is a story based on the author's life experience with a influential librarian. The librarian influenced the author's life and some of the author's friends. The real librarian must have been a truly amazing woman to have ...more
Miss Dorothy decided to be a librarian as a young girl, because she loved books and loved people, so what could be better? But when she fell in love and moved with her husband to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, there was ...more
Each paragraph is like a small poem. Each illustration is like a small poem. A beautiful little story of service.
“If her readers could not come
to the bookmobile,
Dorothy is a young woman who loves books. She spends her life reading and bringing the joy of reading to people who hadn't had access to a library before through her bookmobile. Her compassion changes her life, their lives, and brings a sense of community and compassion into her corner of the world.
It's a sweet and inspiring story for anyone who loves books, or loves those who ...more