October 10, 2015

Nebraska: The Omaha Public Library’s Book Bike Hits the Streets For the First Time

Like we’ve seen in other U.S. cities including Seattle, Denver, and Boston, the Omaha Public Library now has a book bike.

Three pictures of the bike from Omaha.com and a report from WOWT.

Anyone can check out a book when they see the bike and also make use of it’s mobile wi-fi


“It’s an extension of what we’ve been doing in the community,” said Executive Director Gary Wasdin in an interview with WOWT 6 News.

“We’re serving people where they are, meeting them at different events around town. So the bike let’s us bring those materials with us.”

The bike is in operation thanks to the Omaha Public Library Foundation and the Omaha Bike Club.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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