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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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

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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