Thanks to Mike at Athens Blueprint & Copy Shop for applying the vinyl Bibliobike logos with surgical skill in midday summer heat.
Cruising the school bus loop provided a feel for how the rig handles, which is quite smooth. One of the first rides around town was a surprise visit this morning to Avid Books in Five Points to thank Rachel Watkins for her social media wizardry.
I passed out fliers in three neighborhoods yesterday afternoon, and talked with residents about the project. Curious and welcoming families discussed optimal days and times. At Kathwood Apartments, a father named Roberto offered to spread the word and said he knows a family who’ll likely donate books to the cause.
So deliveries begin next week. The (best laid) plan is to visit one locale per day at six in the evening so parents who work during the day will be home, along with kids who attend camps or daycare elsewhere. Here’s the tentative schedule:
Kathwood Apartments, Wednesdays at 6:00pm
Park Place Apartments, Thursdays at 6:00pm
Jeffreys Court, Fridays at 6:00pm
5 thoughts on “Ready to Roll”
Bibliobike is so cool, Mr. Brooks! What a perfect summer project for you- a bike lover, an inventive individual, and a teacher extraordinaire! It is like the ice cream truck coming through the neighborhoods but instead you will be carrying goodies for the eyes and brains instead of for the mouth. Will there be a horn to announce your arrival? Hee hee
Actually, a friend just donated a couple air horns (to notify cars, not kids). Thank you for the kind words.
Go, Mr. Brooks, Go!
Good job, the cart is awesome, the endeavor wonderful! Putting smiles on peoples faces when you arrive at their neighborhood…………