Florence, South Carolina 2022-05-27 18:27:12 –
Olanta, South Carolina (WBTW) —The Olanta Public Library is trying a new way to serve its inhabitants: book bikes.
“This was four years later and I’m really excited to have it now,” said library branch manager Robert Slaveau.
Slabaugh said the book bike would allow librarians to take them down the street. The first month or so will be used to distribute free books. Then move to the full service library on the wheel.
“There are laptops and hotspots that will allow people to check out with a library card,” says Slabuagh.
He said he started looking at bookbikes after reading how they were used in Colorado and realizing that some people couldn’t go to the library.
“Many people in Oranta don’t have transportation,” he said. “Just because they can’t come here doesn’t mean that the library can’t come to them.”
Slabaugh said the bookbike will move to two different locations every Tuesday and Friday, including the local IGA and the city hall. He hopes it will help promote programs like summer reading and increase membership.
“We have programs that run almost every month and we can put leaflets here to promote them,” he said. “Because we care about the people of the town.”
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