Pedal-powered mini-mobile libraries roll around Davis

From The California Aggie

” Yolo County Public Library recently implemented a new service in the Davis branch, as well as the Woodland Public Library: book bikes.The California State Library’s U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services issued a $10,000 grant to the Yolo County and Woodland Public Library branches, which funded the book bike project.The book bikes are custom built trailers that have bookshelves inside for library materials. These mobile-libraries are full-service libraries where people can check out books, access computer-equipped free Wi-Fi and sign up for library cards.“Our goal is to get books in the hands of children in our community who many not have a library card or come to the library,” said Greta Galindo, Woodland Library services director, in an interview with the SacBee.The book bikes do exactly that. The mobile libraries cleverly cater to whichever location they travel to, and even take requests from the public by phone or in-person. Dana Christy, Yolo County librarian and book bike project manager, sees the potential of the project in Davis.”

Pedal-powered mini-mobile libraries roll around Davis