The Boston Public Library (BPL) Bibliocycle, a bicycle-powered mobile library, returns to the streets of Boston in its third season, visiting street fairs, markets, and festivals to meet people where they are and deliver library services beyond its physical locations.
“The Bibliocycle is the perfect complement to community events and activities in Boston’s parks and outdoor spaces,” said Mayor Walsh. “I encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to connect with one of the City’s great assets – our library system.”
Features of the Bibliocycle program include library card sign up, book checkout, demonstrations of BPL’s digital resources, help with reference questions, and pop-up story times. The mobile collection of up to 50 books includes new releases, bestsellers, cooking, gardening, picture books, and bike repair titles.
“The Bibliocycle has been one of our most successful outreach programs, taking library services out into the community, to our users, and we are happy to see it return, expanding our reach and giving staff the chance to interact with many more users,” said Boston Public Library Interim President David Leonard