Friday, August 16, 2013

'Books on Bikes' Library Program in Seattle, Washington!

Wow, Seattle's Public Library has a 'Books on Bikes' program as a way to deliver books to the masses!! I stumbled upon an article on NPR titled 'Books On Bikes' Helps Seattle Librarians Pedal To The Masses by Gabriel Spitzer. 

In the article, Spitzer writes the following:
By the loading dock of Seattle's downtown library, librarian Jared Mills checks his tire pressure, secures his iPads and locks down about 100 books to an aluminum trailer the size of a steamer trunk. The scene is reminiscent of something you'd see in an action movie, when the hero is gearing up for a big fight, but Mills is gearing up for something very different.

"If you're not prepared and don't have a lot of experience hauling a trailer, it can be kind of dangerous," Mills says, especially when you're going downhill. "The trailer can hold up to 500 pounds."

Mills is part of Seattle Public Library's "Books on Bikes" program, which aims to keep the library nimble and relevant by sending librarians and their bicycles to popular community events around Seattle.

I like the sounds of this new Seattle Public Library Program as another way to reach readers! Click on above link to read the full story.

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