Ever seen a librarian pop a wheelie? Get ready to—the Book Bike is here!
A Bike? With Books?
We are very excited to introduce the Johnston community to the Johnston Public Library on wheels. The JPL Book Bike will allow us to provide library services like:
- checking out library books
- returning library books
- signing up for library cards
- Internet access via a WiFi hotspot
in locations all around Johnston. There are a couple bike book mobiles in other states, but to our knowledge, this is the first library bike book mobile in Iowa!
Interested in hosting a JPL Book Bike stop?
About the Bike
The JPL Book Bike is a Workman Cycles “Mover” industrial trike and the box and trailer were custom-built by local craftsman Mike Gustafson, owner of Nestcraft Studio in Des Moines. The bike has been outfitted with an electric mid-drive motor custom built by Michael Backus, owner of Lightning Rods.