Ottawa library pedals books with new 'Bibliobike'
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By Lucy Scholey, Ottawa Metro News, August 7, 2016

While all library-related buzz has been around a new central branch, the Ottawa Public Library has been quietly pedaling a new mobile book service.

The “Bibliobike” is more or less what it sounds like – a book-filled wagon that attaches to the back of a bike.

It’s equipped with four pieces of plywood, an old bike trailer, straps and boxes of books. Librarians can easily cycle around to festivals or other events, where they then unfold the plywood into an A-frame, with about 25 books on display. With a laptop, they can also sign people up with a new library card and check out books.