First Bookmobile

History of the Quilt

Objectives

Project Description

Evaluations of Accomplishments

Future Plans for the Project

Proposal Letter

Request to Commissioners

Biographies by Homemakers Clubs

Biographies by Friends of the Library

STORY OF THE QUILT SQUARE. FIRST BOOKMOBILE, BY HARNETT COUNTY LIBRARY FOR HARNETT COUNTY HISTORICAL QUILT, 1989

Harnett County Library's First Bookmobile

 

The old Harnett County Library Services Bookmobile in this stylized picture is a small black Ford panel truck which was restructured on the inside to serve as a bookmobile in the years following the depression of the 1930's. This early bookmobile was driven by Mrs. Hiram Baggett, beginning around 1943.

The library has provided county-wide library services via a rural bookmobile since that time with a series of about five bookmobiles.

The larger, animated picture of a happy, jubilant new bookmobile is suggestive of the new (in 1987) bookmobile that is currently servicing the rural area of Harnett County from the new (in 1988) Harnett County Library in Lillington.

The Bookmobile quilted square was embroidered by Margaret Randall, Library Director 1962 -1989.

 

Written by: Margaret Randall, Director

Harnett County Library 1962 -1989

Quilt Square: Row 3, Number 16