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星期六, 5月 07, 2016

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BIBLIOCYCLE TRAVELS THROUGH BOSTON’S NEIGHBORHOODS IN THIRD SEASON

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BIBLIOCYCLE TRAVELS THROUGH BOSTON’S NEIGHBORHOODS IN THIRD SEASON
First stop is Wake up the Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain on May 7

BPLBibliocycleBOSTON – May 06, 2016 – The 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 first stop for the Bibliocycle will be on Saturday, May 7, at the Wake up the Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain.
“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.
The Bibliocycle visits the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Copley Square, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Fenway in May and June. The complete schedule of Bibliocycle destinations, including a form where interested organizations may request a visit from the Bibliocycle, can be found at bpl.org/community. The Bibliocycle checkout limit is 10 items per person. The Bibliocycle team is not equipped to handle fines and book returns. Patrons will need to visit one of the BPL’s many brick-and-mortar locations to complete that type of transaction.