AASL 2015

Last week, 4 members of the Books on Bikes team, Mary Craig, Rebecca Flowers, Kellie Keyser, Katie Plunkett and our library supervisor Maria Lewis, headed to Columbus, Ohio to present at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. Ever since our proposal was accepted months ago, we have been anticipating this exciting opportunity to share our program with the nation’s school librarians. We wanted other librarians to know what we do and encourage them to get out into their communities and help fill a need that their students have, whether it be literacy or something else. Read more

Books on Bikes Summer 2015

Our summer has gotten off to a great start! We are on our 4th week of Books on Bikes summer 2015. We have visited most of our neighborhoods twice, unless a rainstorm got in our way. Here are some highlights so far.

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Books on Bikes Bike Parade 2015

On Saturday June 6, 2015, Books on Bikes held our 2nd annual bike parade. We had over 70 participants this year. Last year we had about 50, so we are growing! Students and their families decorated their bikes with flags, streamers, beads, and pinwheels.

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Books on Bikes Parade 2014

To celebrate the first day of summer vacation, Books on Bikes held a bike parade from Clark Elementary School to the Jefferson Madison Regional Library central branch in downtown Charlottesville. The bike parade was also the debut of our Books on Bikes cargo bikes. We picked them up from Blue Wheel Bicycles just days before our parade. They are beautiful! We were ready to show them off and go for our first ride.

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Exciting week for Books on Bikes

It has been an exciting week for us! Our Kickstarter campaign has exceeded 50% of our goal and we still have 11 days to go. Thanks to everyone that has pledged to our project so far. We still need about $2,000 and remember, Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we don’t reach our $5,000 goal we don’t get anything. Keep sharing our link, Facebook page, website, and talk to everyone you meet about our project. Thanks for getting the word out!

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We are Live!

Today is the day!

Our Books on Bikes fundraising campaign has launched along with our amazing video, created with the help of Light House Studio. You’ve seen the photos and read about our day with Light House, now you get to see the result!

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Books on Bikes teams up with Light House Studio

On Sunday, April 13 2014, Books on Bikes worked with Light House Studio to film a video to use for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The goal of our campaign is to raise $5000 so we can purchase the 3 cargo bikes we need for our project. We need a great campaign that people will feel great about donating to. We need a great video people can share all over the Internet! Since we don’t know much about film making, we needed help. Light House Studio is a non-profit located in downtown Charlottesville that teaches film making to children in workshops, summer programs and through different outreach programs throughout the city. They know what they are doing! Thanks Zoe and Deanna for all of your help! Check out their website for info on their programs and sign your kids up for a workshop or summer camp! http://lighthousestudio.org/

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Books on Bikes

Welcome to Books on Bikes! Mary and Rebecca, Charlottesville City School librarians are excited to begin a project that will bring books to kids in Charlottesville, VA. The project has just begun and we have big ideas, big plans, and big dreams to create a successful literacy and community outreach program in the city of Charlottesville.

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