Help develop and prioritize the job criteria for the next Library Director. Please visit this link to access the survey and provide your input by the close of business on June 22, 2018. Your thoughts and responses will help develop and prioritize the job criteria for our next Library Director, as well as assist in identifying appropriate candidates as the search is being conducted.
Oakland Public Library staff are frequently out in the community, providing extensive outreach services and programs. We have a fleet of Bike Libraries; these are nimble outreach vehicles – bike powered bookmobiles – which allow for additional programming support for such outreach efforts by supporting online library card registrations, materials check-out, and demonstrations of online services such as ebooks and databases.
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(Photo by Michael Cuffe)
The first OPL Bike Library 1.0 was designed by local builder, Kick Trailer in late summer, 2013. It features two sides of cascading bookshelves to display books face-out while in motion, a custom shelf for a Bluetooth speaker, and the pyramid structure itself opens up for storage and load carrying capacity. OPL Bike Libraries 2.0 and 3.0 were made possible by a generous grant from the Friends of the Oakland Public Library and were designed in early 2016; these are smaller and are able to pass through regular doorways.
Please contact Mana Tominaga, Main Supervising Librarian, at 510-238-6611 or email@example.com if you are interested in hosting one of the OPL Bike Libraries at your upcoming event!