The Bookbike gives out free books, library cards, and information about library programs, as well as bike maps and information about bicycling events.
We have three Bookbikes that go out on monthly visits as well as showing up at special events. Our Bookbike fleet operates within a five-mile radius of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, the Sam Lena-South Tucson Library and the Eckstrom-Columbus Library.
In our first six years of operation (2012-2018), the Bookbike staff and volunteers went to 1029 events, rode 2696 miles, talked to 64,515 people, and gave away 76,997 books!
Volunteer: If you want to volunteer with the Bookbike, contact:
- Joel D. Valdez Main Library: Karen Greene, 520-594-5500
- Eckstrom-Columbus Library: 520-594-5290
- Sam Lena-South Tucson Library: Daniel Behrend, (520) 594-5268
Donate books: If you would like to donate any books for our Bookbikes, you can bring them to any branch and let staff know they are specifically for the Bookbike. We always need books in Spanish, Cookbooks, and Children’s books.
Where are the bikes? See a listing of upcoming Bookbike stops and volunteer trainings
Support the bikes! Did you know you could purchase Bookbike tote bags and t-shirts?