THE BOMAR: BOOKMOBILE
Through its Bookmobile, the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library provides high quality library service to day cares who live inside member library communities.
If you are a day care or head start that would like the Bookmobile to come to your facility, please contact us at (931) 684-7323 or email our Youth Services Librarian, Emilee’ Le Clear, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out the form below.
James Lafayette Bomar, Jr. was born in the small community of Raus in Bedford County, Tennessee, in 1914. He was educated in the schools of Bedford County before attending Cumberland University in Lebanon where he earned his Bachelor’s degree and his LLA. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1937 and served a term in the state senate before serving as a soldier in World War II. He served in the Tennessee State Senate, House of Representatives being Speaker of the House for five of his seven terms, and as Lieutenant Governor during his political career. After retiring from politics, he served in various clubs and organizations most notably as International Rotary President in 1979 and 1980.
He initiated a five-year program to administer polio vaccine in different parts of the world and the success of the program resulted in the Polio Plus Program established in 1985 which helped to all but eradicate polio throughout the world. A statue displayed in the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library depicts a well-known chapter in his life of service. It portrays him about to vaccinate a small child and an older sibling afflicted with the disease thanking him for helping his sister to avoid his fate.
We salute Mr. Bomar and are proud to see this bookmobile carry his name and legacy of service.
This Bookmobile was purchased using donations from these generous donors:
SHELBYVILLE ROTARY CLUB IN MEMORY OF JAMES L. BOMAR, JR. *** SHEILA BUSH SHINKLE *** JEAN V. ARNOLD *** LOUISE M. ARMSTRONG *** LAURITA PARKER *** ALICE RUSSELL *** MARSHA FINCH *** FRED T. DAVIS *** JAMES F. AND MARTHA R. DEASON *** MARK AND DONNA THOMAS *** BOB AND HELEN GARNER IN HONOR OF RHEAETTA WILSON *** CHAPTER 6297, WOODMEN OF THE WORLD *** SCHS CLASS OF 1965 *** BETTY H. BROWN IN MEMORY OF SARAH CHRISTIE *** JAMES AND CAROL PROBASCO *** IN MEMORY OF TERI VANNATTA BY HER NEIGHBORS *** SHELBYVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY *** SCHS CLASS OF 1955 *** MARILYN AND JADE MCKELVEY IN MEMORY OF JIM ALLISON AND TERI VANNATTA *** SCHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY *** ATMOS ENERGY *** FLORENCE MCLEAN IN MEMORY OF FLORA TRIBBLE NELSON *** SELECT TECH INC., (STEVE FELDHAUS) *** SARAH AND JIMMY GILLESPIE AND LETA R. WILLIAMS IN MEMORY OF HAYDEN AND HUDSON STEPHENS *** JERRY WILLIAMS *** ART AND SUSAN FINGER IN MEMORY OF SHIRLEY FLOYD RICHARDSON *** SHELBYVILLE SQUARE WINE WALK *** IBM CORPORATION *** WOMEN OF SHELBYVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH *** SOUTHERN TENNESSEE DAYCARE ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF GARY ”RED” HOLTON *** RUTH DEMING IN MEMORY OF JOYCE ATTERHOLT *** BETA SIGMA PHI CHAPTER XI ALPHA ZETA *** BETA NU CHAPTER OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA INTERNATIONAL *** AT&T RETIRED PIONEERS *** MOUTH OF THE SOUTH BAKERY *** NEWTON AUTO GROUP *** 580 GRAPHICS *** NEESE CARPET AND LINOLEUM *** JAMIE PETTY *** HERITAGE JEWELERS
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Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday
8 am - 5 pm
Sunday - CLOSED
Closes 30 minutes prior to library closing.
Shelbyville - Bedford County Public Library
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Phone: (931) 684-7323
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