The first Bookmobile or mobile library began operating in the UK in 1857. Melvil Dewey, an American who created the Dewey Decimal System used the British Bookmobile as a model and in 1892 started the American traveling library movement.
The Pack Horse Library Project was a program that delivered books to remote areas in America between 1935 and 1943. The project employed almost 200 people, primarily women, and reached about 100,000 residents in rural Kentucky. Pack horse librarians were known as book women, book ladies, and packsaddle librarians. Regardless of the weather, the book ladies rode 100 to 120 miles a week.
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Hello and welcome to episode 90…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… take a leaf out of someone’s book
take a leaf out of someone’s book …to copy something that someone else has done because it will bring you the same success or advantages…to follow someone’s example
I want to copy Oprah’s success and empower other people.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… take a leaf out of someone’s book
I want to take a leaf out of Oprah’s book and empower other people.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … take a leaf out of someone’s book.
Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book and invest in the stock market.
Let’s take a leaf out of our boss’s book. We need to start our own company.
He decided to take a leaf out of his colleague’s book by volunteering on the weekends.
leaf is used as a noun in the idiom… take a leaf out of someone’s book
a leaf is a sheet of paper in a book
He tore a leaf out of the book.
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a sheet of paper in a book
May I borrow a sheet of loose-leaf paper.
She placed the flower between the leaves of the heavy book.
take a leaf from someone’s book
leaf through something
to turn the pages of a book, magazine, photo album, coupons, a pile of paper, etc. without looking or reading carefully
We spent hours leafing through the family photo album.