The library has launched a new mobile bicycle library service. The BookBike is a custom-built trailer pulled by a bicycle and holds about 100 items. Essentially a very small library branch on wheels, customers will be able to check out materials, sign up for a library card, get answers to reference questions, learn how to download digital content and so much more.
The BookBike gives librarians a new way to connect with residents of all ages, showcase the library’s digital content, provide an unexpected library experience, and give a fresh perspective of the public library.
The BookBike is funded by the library’s endowment fund, which is managed by the Eau Claire Community Foundation.
If you have a special event and you’d like to request a BookBike visit, please email details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (715) 839-2898.
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