The Wandering Library

Bicycling and books have come together with the Waukee Public Library's first mobile library. I came upon The Wandering Library while on a walk through Centennial Park.   After taking a few pictures I chatted with the lucky librarian who gets to ride his happy bicycle. 

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The Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike is from Ichi Bikes in Des Moines.  She explained how the electric motor comes in handy when the cargo bins are full of books.  

With the goals of encouraging summer reading and providing easy access to books the Wandering Library as participated in The Baccoon Ride, Fourth of July parade, and the Waukee Art Festival.  Over the summer it will be visiting local parks and neighborhoods.

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Checking out books is easy.  If you don't happen to have your WPL library card with you, a photo ID will work.  Even if you don't need a book to read, be sure to stop and pick up a button or sticker.  

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Keep up to date with where the mobile library will be via their Facebook page or on Twitter.

Happy Riding!