Is it a mini library, or is it a bookmobile on a bicycle? Whichever it is, the Book Bike rides out to community events and parks as Mystic & Noank Library’s free lending library on wheels.
Mystic & Noank Library became the first library in Connecticut to launch a fully operational Book Bike program in the summer of 2021. The result has been new friends for the library and hundreds of books distributed to children and adults within the communities the library serves. It also means new collaborations for the Mystic & Noank Library as well as a lot of lively conversations with book lovers. When engaging with the Book Bike, people also found out what was happening back at the library.
In 2021 the Book Bike visited the Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic River Park, Groton Skate Park, the Noank Historical Society, and the Stonington Farmer’s Market. The bike also made numerous appearances at the MNL as a new addition to programs for children and adults. Wherever the Book Bike visits, people think and talk about the Mystic and Noank Library. They grab books and talk about writers!
Keep an eye out in 2022 for Book Bike sightings in Mystic and Noank this summer.