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Hoodline Highlights: Bibliobicicleta, The Panhandle's Mobile Library

To close out the year, we've asked our neighborhood writers to choose their favorite stories from the past year, and to explain why they loved them so. 

Today, we hear from Upper Haight editor Amy Stephenson.

I love this story. The idea of a bicycle-powered free library in the park is such a modern and gleeful take on the Upper Haight's legacy. Bibliobicicleta is free, it's clever, it's kind, it skirts the (actual) library's rule about needing proof of residency to take out books, AND it's run by a young woman of color. I think it's one of the coolest things about the neighborhood. Bibliobicicleta went on to receive funding, and I hope our Hoodline story helped a little.

Below is an excerpt from the original story, published on February 16th, 2015.

On Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm, a roving bicycle-powered community library called Bibliobicicleta visits the Panhandle.

We caught up with founder Alicia Tapia, a school librarian and digital literacy instructor at De Marillac Academy in the Tenderloin, to find out more about the project...

Continue reading one of Amy's favorite stories of 2015, "Introducing Bibliobicicleta, The Panhandle's Mobile Library."


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