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Denver Public Libary wheels out mobile bike library

4:10 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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(Photo Credit: Jen Morris/Denver Public Library)

DENVER - The Denver Public Library has a new set of wheels. No, it's not a new car. It's a mobile library on a bike.

The bike - complete with a Wi-Fi hotspot and stocked with books - will be hitting the streets of Denver Wednesday. Its official title is, "DPL Connect."

The librarian riding the bike can help passersby with research, digital downloads and reading suggestions. Denver residents can also register for library cards with the book mobile.

Initially, the mobile library will be giving away the books for people to read. The Denver Public Library hopes the bike will operate as a full-service library, complete with the ability to check out materials, in the future.

The idea surfaced during a contest to submit an out-of-the-box idea for the library.

The mobile's first appearance is Wednesday on the 16th Street Mall at the Garden Block Celebration. For the mobile library's future appearances, visit http://bit.ly/16pdLty.


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