bicycool-logoBicycool 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)


Trees made of books!

Christmas tree of Books at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Always enjoy seeing libraries using discarded books to create art, purses, or  furniture! Go University of Warmia and Mazury of Olsztyn, Poland (and a Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia  – a shout out to my ancestors in Poland!) for their lovely giant Christmas tree created from books. See the writeup in American Libraries or visit their website for more info and videos.  Check out more trees made from books from my past blog posts too!