This BookBike Season we are introducing the ArtCart!

Rochester Public Library’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart will be visiting parks and community events within a one-mile radius of the downtown library. Visitors to the BookBike and ArtCart can explore an art activity, get a free library card, learn about RPL’s digital services, chat with library staff, or check out some amazing reads.

Visits may be canceled due to rain or cold weather.


The BookBike and ArtCart will be visiting parks May 15th through August 28th on the following schedule: 

Every Monday at 10:30AM - Silver Lake Park
1st & 3rd Monday at 12:30PM - Slatterly Park
2nd & 4th Monday at 12:30PM - Kutzky Park
1st & 3rd Tuesday at 12:30PM - Cooke Park
2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12:30PM - Homestead Park
1st & 3rd Thursday at 12:30PM - East Park
2nd & 4th Thursday at 12:30PM - Goose Egg Park
Every Friday at 10:30AM - Soldier's Field

The complete BookBike schedule is listed to the right.

RPL’s BookBike program was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, through a Community Collaboration grant from Southeast Libraries Cooperating (SELCO). RPL's ArtCart was funded through a grant from the Bush Foundation.

For more information about the BookBike program, visit the ALSC Blog post, RPL BookBike: A Wheelie Good Season. If you have questions about the BookBike or would like to schedule a visit to your location or event, please contact Heather.

RPL’s BookBike was the 2015 City Category winner for the Local Government Innovation Awards presented by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.  This video highlights the program:


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