If you missed the ALA webinar last week Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health, and Sustainability, you can find the recording here: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?RCID=e4a51c1901aa471e88f1d35056d99ce0 and the slides. Lots of interesting ideas, resources, and awesomeness!
Bicycool Library is a bike ride for book and bike lovers usually arranged by librarians, and involves cycling through the town “wheel to wheel with patrons.” In 2010 it was started and a huge success in Poland but they are now inviting librarians from all over the world to join the project and organize rides or side events in their countries. In 2013 they had their first international bicycool events. They now have some helpful guides if you are interested in the project:
- Register with them so they can keep count of the the Bicycool events happening around the globe!
- The time frame is May 1 through June 9th for setting up the event (we missed it this year but stay tuned – or get some events going year round!)
- The color is ORANGE.
- Read more about how to get started, including case studies and examples. Make sure you check out Part 4 – there are tons of other ideas to integrate bikes and books beyond the bike ride such as location based games, literacy contest, picnic of local foods, etc.
- Check out their map of where bicycool events are taking place!
Bicycool photos from their website on events taking place including one (on far left) in Wiżajny, the middle photos is of a logo spoke card, and organizers in cool t shirts in Szczecin (on right)
As someone commented on my last post – ever try biking to work? I use to when weather was decent – it was good exercise and I had a front row “parking” spot outside my office. I think would be great if institutions would offer incentives for those who choose to bike or walk instead of drive… anyone out there get/give such benefits at the workplace?