Skill-Sharing Conversation: Book Bikes

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Event Type
Continuing Education - Webinar
Event Category
Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development

LLNJ Skill Sharing Conversation

Topic: Skill-Sharing Conversation: Book Bikes

Over the past several years, public libraries have found creative ways to connect with patrons outside the physical library space and create community, all while facing budget cuts and staff shortages. Enter the book bike: a compact, fossil fuel-free, relatively low-cost alternative to the bookmobile that requires no specialized training other than the ability to ride a bike for library staff to hit the streets.

Book bikes have been rolling through the streets of the U.S. since 2008 and are rapidly growing in number and popularity. Notably, they are an extremely popular way for public libraries to expand their reach, especially to underserved populations. 

Wherever their home base, library book bikes share many similarities and a sense of common purpose. All share a commitment to reaching new audiences and bringing materials and services to those who may not otherwise be able to take part in the public library experience.

Join us as we hear from librarians who have successfully implemented book bikes into their communities, and how that has improved their outreach services. Come ready to share with and learn from your library colleagues across the state as we share ideas and advice on getting started with book bikes. All are welcome!


  • Ally Blumenfeld, Community Engagement Manager, Hoboken Public Library  

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11AM

Location: Online via Zoom

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If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this program,  please contact our staff:

Stephanie Sendaula
Programming & Outreach Specialist
732-752-7720 ext. 106