National Bike Month at Rosedale Library

Rosedale Library

National Bike Month at Rosedale Library

Attention family bike enthusiasts, "LIBRARY LOVERS LIKE TO BIKE" is May 31st!

julia kuoThroughout the month, we have been incorporating books with bicycles, tricycles, scooters, wheels and helmets into our story time roster of books. It has been a blast thus far to highlight the healthy, recreational, ecological and economical benefits of traveling by bike with families and the children at Rosedale have greatly enjoyed sharing descriptive information about their beloved bikes, trikes and scooters at our various story time sessions during which we have read an assortment of books such as, Curious George Rides a Bike, Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle, Froggy Rides A Bike, Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen, Messenger, MessengerWhat Do Wheels Do All Day? etc.

C.AllenThus far, one highlight during our National Bike Month took place on Saturday, May 17 when we were brief, yet enthusiastic hosts to all the friendly cyclists of the Tour de DCPL. Our wonderful Friends of the Rosedale Library (two of whom are pictured here with Mr. Allen) helped us greet the guests, give them the grand tour of our communal library space, refill their water bottles and invite them to participate in more programs at the Rosedale Library. Among the cyclists was our Ward 6 Councilman, Charles Allen and his family. Graciously, the Allens remained at Rosedale Library to participate in our bicycle-themed Family Story time. Mr. Allen's toddler daughter often joins us for our Monday Morning Glory Stories and Wednesday Preschool Story Time. With an infectious smile, she dances and gleefully calls out the names of various objects and characters she sees and hears in the books we read. We thank the Allens for taking time out of their undoubtedly crowded schedule to share some family time with us!

Now speaking of families, story time, and bikes, SAVE-THE-DATE for our special Ward 6 celebration "LIBRARY LOVERS LIKE TO BIKE" on SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 10 a.m.! Aimed at families with children age 9 and under, all must meet us at Rosedale Library with a bike, a helmet and an adult chaperone by 10 am. We will leave Rosedale Library safely escorted by our bicycle police officers. Together we will ride over to the Northeast Neighborhood Library where we will mingle with other Ward 6 families for story time, a tire repair demonstration, art activities and snacks! Capitol Hill Bikes and the DC State Fair Committee will join in the fun, and we may even have a cameo appearance from a familiar crime-sniffing, plush police dog! You won't want to miss it.