The Beverly Library bookmobile
The Boston Globe
Bookmobiles became popular in the 1950s, when they carried books to city neighborhoods and remote villages, said Thomas Moroney of Worcester, who owns one of the four companies that make bookmobiles in the United States. At left, Carol Lord carried home books she checked out from the bookmobile as it visited Adams Avenue in Beverly.
Bookmobiles became popular in the 1950s, when they carried books to city neighborhoods and remote villages, said Thomas Moroney of Worcester, who owns one of the four companies that make bookmobiles in the United States.

At left, Carol Lord carried home books she checked out from the bookmobile as it visited Adams Avenue in Beverly.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)