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
“I am excited to join the local biking community! It’s
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 can’t 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.