Press

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Rachel Watkins snapped the photo above for Avid Books on Instagram. Click here to visit their page.

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Read the Red and Black article written by Holly Roberts here.

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Click the screenshot above, or right here to read Hilary Butschek’s article for the Athens Banner-Herald.

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Boston Public Library

Click the screenshot above of the Boston Public Library’s book bike, or here for Kat Khoury’s piece in the Flagpole Magazine.

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Caitlyn Richman

Caitlyn Richman is a journalism student at UGA who reached out for an interview to include in a comprehensive piece about literacy outreach in the Athens area. You can read the article here.

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Caitlyn also created an interactive map of Little Free Libraries around town. Click here to explore spots where you’ll find free books.

Ready to Roll

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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.

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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