On Sunday, October 16th CicLAvia came to Boyle Heights. The streets adjacent to Libros Schmibros were closed to cars allowing people to bike and walk the roads freely. Mariachi Plaza was a lively hub on a route that went through Downtown LA to MacArthur Park.
Hundreds visited Libros Schmibros, discovering it for the first time or coming back to visit. We took this opportunity to ride our Bicycle Libraries to Downtown, giving away as many free books and memberships as possible along the way.
Bicycle Libraries are a way to bring the library experience directly to the people. We don’t just give away books, but also engage the community in a dialogue about the value of reading. Riders select their own books and try to match the people they meet with the right book for them.
Expect more rides to come. If you like books, bikes and people sign up to become a volunteer rider. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.