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Books & Bites @ the Library

Food Trucks come to MLK Library

(August 3, 2012) – Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. starting Aug. 8 for a limited time, food trucks will be parked outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW, as part of the Books & Bites @ the Library initiative.  People can grab lunch at the food trucks, relax at special seating just outside of the library and enjoy the library’s free WiFi and other services.  Each week will feature different D.C. Food Truck Association food trucks.

“During the lunchtime, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library bustles with people who stop by to pick up books before rushing to get lunch,” said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the DC Public Library.  “Books and Bites makes the library a place where people can pick up a good book and good food.”

“D.C. food trucks are mobile attractions that help attract crowds,” said Che Ruddell-Tabisola, executive director of the DCFTA. “Books & Bites at the Library will help draw new people to the library – some of whom may have not visited the beautiful building before – and make the area more active and vibrant.”

Participating Food Trucks include:
  • BBQ Bus
  • Pepe
  • Borinquen Lunch Box
  • Popped! Republic
  • Cajunators
  • Rolling Ficelle
  • Carnivore
  • Tapas Truck
  • Curbside Cupcakes
  • Tasty Kabob
  • DC Slices
  • That Cheesecake Truck
  • Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
The trucks that will be parked at the library will be announced on Wednesday mornings using social media.  In addition, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District’s (BID) Safety/Hospitality and Maintenance employees (SAMs) will tell passers by about the food truck location.


The DC Food Trucks Association (DCFTA) is a group of more than 50 local food truck owner-operators. We seek to sustain the well-being of our industry, foster a sense of community and work in partnership with the District of Columbia to improve food truck regulations. We are engaged community members who deeply care about the District and believe in working together to make a positive impact here in our city. The DCFTA’s signature event is the Curbside Cookoff food truck festival series. The next festival, ‘Trucktoberfest,’ will be held Sept. 22 at RFK Stadium. For more information visit