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Toledo Library Takes Resources on the Road with Book Bike

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) added two vehicles to its offerings last year - and TLCPL is happy to announce the #ToledoBookBike is back for the second year! The idea for the Book Bike began as an Innovation Incubator submission by Adult Services Librarian Jennifer Day. TLCPL's Innovation Incubator is an initiative that allows staff to submit creative ideas for improving services and offerings, in support of the Library's strategic plan and value of innovation

I am excited to join the local biking community! Its better for the environment, a healthy way to work and I think we will reach a new audience. My first few times out on the bike last year, I met people who had never been in the library!  I cant wait to tell them about all the free services we have to offer," said Day.

The Book Bike is an environmentally friendly, people-powered mini library on wheels that can carry up to 400 books at once. TLCPL intends to use the Book Bike to distribute a small, topical selection of materials and information suited to every community event it visits.

"With the Book Bike, we'll be hitting the streets to let our community know all that a library card offers such as access to live one-to-one tutors for homework and resume help through Tutor.com, over 3,000 expert led courses through Lynda.com, and free music streaming and downloads through Freegal. Like our Library system, the Book Bike is not boring--and I can't wait to see everyone out there--whether it be at the Toledo Farmer's Market, a parade or a local Metropark," said Day.

Look for the #ToledoBookBike at its first few appearances:

Craft & Culinary Art Loop (inside Imagination Station)
(Th) May 16 | 5 8 p.m.

Toledo Farmer's Market
(Sa) May 18 | 8 a.m. noon

Metroparks Outdoor Expo
(Sa) May 18 10 a.m. 4 p.m.




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