Mayor Mike McGinn and librarians from The Seattle Public Library are launching a pilot program to bring library services to popular community events via bike this summer.
The program, titled Books on Bikes, was the inspiration of Montlake Branch Librarian Jared Mills, who submitted the idea to a staff committee for grant funding.
“I thought it would be great to combine two things Seattle loves: our libraries and bikes,” said Mills.
Books on Bikes is a full-service library model, able to provide people with digital downloads, access to library magazines for smartphones and tables, help with signing up for a library card, information about free Library program and more.
A total of 11 Library staff members make up the Books on Bikes team and they will pedal the Books on Bikes trailers, constructed by Colin Stevens from Haulin’ Colin, to local parks and celebrations this summer.
“This is a great program that will help people access library services wherever they are” said Mayor Mike McGinn. “Books on Bikes will build awareness of library resources, as well as of the health benefits and fun of bike riding.”