This is a photograph of what is alleged to be the first American bookmobile. It was built in 1905 by the public library of Washington County, Maryland. Mary Titcomb, the librarian responsible for its creation, described its importance:. This wagon was hit by a train and destroyed, no mention of the horses or driver was made but then they got a motorized book mobile. Today reading material is every where but when I was a girl I would walk miles to borrow a book.