You CAN get something for nothing in Bloomington-Normal, thanks to the West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Book Bike. Karen Schmidt, Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University's Ames Library, is largely responsible for making the Book Bike a reality. At the downtown Farmer's Market recently, she says the Book Bike gives a lot of books away during at typical stop:
October 27th is the final Farmer's Market of the season in Bloomington, and marks the second year of the Book Bike.
Karen Schmidt says the idea behind the Book Bike is to get books into every home, and Spanish language books are in high demand. She says teachers have told her some students simply do not have books in their homes. The Book Bike also welcomes contributions, and "Bike Wranglers," to pedal the 200 pound mobile library.
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