NOPL Bike Repair Stations Inspire Michigan Library's Newest Service

June 7th, 2021

NOPL Bike Repair Stations Inspire Michigan Library's Newest Service

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Most tourists leave New Orleans with beads, Carnival masks, or other trinkets, but one Michigan librarian’s visit resulted in a more meaningful souvenir –– a new resource for her community.

“I like to visit other libraries while on vacation, so I stopped at the Main Library downtown when I was in New Orleans. While there were a lot of impressive things to offer –– like the recording equipment in the teen maker space –– I was most impressed with the bicycle repair station. I just thought that was a great idea to have that available for the public.” 

Last month, Harrison Township Public Library Director Melissa Goins unveiled their solar-powered bike repair station, which was inspired by the Bike Easy Fix-It Statins installed at four New Orleans Public Library locations: Main, Nora Navra, Norman Mayer, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read more about the Library's partnership with Bike Easy and Harrison Township Library’s newest project here.

Has the Library made an impact in your life? Tell us how at impact@nolalibrary.org.

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