UPDATED with more photos, Friday June 19
Today was my first outing with our shiny new Books by Bike bicycle bookmobile trailer. My co-workers broke it in, today was my turn.
It was the 50th Annual 19th Ward Community Association Square Fair. My library is in the heart of Rochester’s 19th Ward. So we even get to be in the parade!The Books by Bike bicycle bookmobile trailer is the newest addition to our outreach program.
Its foundation is the 64” cargo/utility trailer from BikesAtWork.com.
Our facilities department built the cabinet base. It holds two of our standard book totes and our EZ-Up tent.
Our graphics department ginned up the signage.
The wire book racks are stock library catalog fixtures. We wove in bungees to hold the display books while travelling, and to keep flyers from flying away when set up.
The yellow drawer in back stores our iPad and MiFi wireless hotspot. We can issue library cards and check-out books on-the-spot, although a street fair isn’t a good venue for that, so we gave away candy and information about summer programs for kids instead.
Not shown: There’s a decorative blue LED rope light ringing the cabinet just under the top. Solar panels will be added next week to charge the battery.
My boss relieved me at mid-afternoon, hitching up his bike. He got to pull it back to the library this evening.