Toledo Library Takes Services on the Road with New Book Bike

Posted on October 20, 2018

by Library News

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) recently added a new vehicle to its list of outreach offerings – the #ToledoBookBike! 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’m always looking for new ways to show people the amazing treasures that the Library offers as well as ways that we can partner with local organizations that are doing great things in our community – and the Book Bike accomplishes both,” shares Day (pictured on the Book Bike).

“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!”

About the Book Bike:

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

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