If you’ve ever neglected time at the library for a trip to the park, here’s your chance for redemption.
The Free Library has a new mobile library of sorts, specifically for children’s items, to bring books to you at local parks.
“It sort of looks like an old-fashioned ice cream vehicle,” said Ross, who rode Philly’s first Book Bike at Clark Park on June 2. “The idea is to reach people at public events who might not necessarily walk into their public library.”
The Free Library of Philadelphia commissioned local company Haley Tricycles to make two Book Bikes, which have built-in shelves and unfold into a display of selections that can be lent to library members on the spot.
Want to see this mobile library in action? It will be visiting Dickinson Square for Story Jams on July 13 at 10 a.m., along with Columbus Square for Shakespeare in the Park on July 14 at 6 p.m. Don’t forget your library card!