Public libraries across the country are taking advantage of a bright, clean, and green new way to promote community outreach. Bicycle bookmobiles, bookbikes, bikemobiles, and bookcycles are just a few names given to a pedal powered branch library that can penetrate into the parks, schools, and neighborhoods to showcase what the library has to offer. Festivals, fairs, and community events are where these bookmobiles shine. Themed materials can be brought right to the people and displayed in an eye catching way. Pedal one into a school and watch the kids faces light up.
Check out what the American Library Association has to say about Book Bikes and Pedal Positive https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2014/08/13/custom-library-book-bikes-roll-out-across-us/
Pedal Positive has fabricated custom bicycle bookmobiles for many public libraries like the Denver Public Library, Longmont and Loveland Public Libraries, and the Pikes Peak Library District along the front range of Colorado. Libraries to the west of Denver have seen the benefits as well. Places such as Aspen, Grand Junction, and Glenwood Springs are using pedal powered bookmobiles to show the cities and counties within their district that the library is still alive and well. This type of community outreach has appeal with both the young and young-at-heart. They encourage folks to visit their local library and see what is new.
Other institutions and businesses around the country have purchased bookbikes as a unique and creative way to promote themselves. For example F.L.O.W. the Feminist Library On Wheels has been pedaling their message around Los Angeles since 2014 and the American Jewish University will be utilizing one at their Brandeis campus in the Simi valley with books and other media services. Also the Portage, Michigan public library represents itself in style with a bicycle bookmobile built by Pedal positive.
"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym."
Bill Nye the Science Guy
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