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Spokes 'n' Words

If you have a community event and you'd like a visit from the book bike, please email

The book bike is about town this summer thanks to the generous support of the City of North Vancouver. In addition to the book bike's scheduled stops, it might pop up anytime, anywhere throughout the City, bringing the library to you! 

Spokes ’n’ Words is a tricycle with a cabinet on the rear where users will be able to check out library books and materials, get a library card, participate in storytimes, and receive information about library programs and services (please note that checked out materials need to be returned at the library, not at the book bike).

Spokes ’n’ Words features an umbrella for sun and rain protection as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot for on-the-spot tech questions. It runs on more than just sentences; Spokes ’n’ Words is powered by both its rider and an e-assist motor to help the book bike up and down those notoriously steep North Vancouver hills!

The book bike is a partnership program between the Library and the City of North Vancouver’s Placemaking team, PLAY, an initiative designed to activate public city spaces. The bike was built by Pedal Positive, a small company based in Colorado.

The Spokes 'n' Words Calendar (this schedule is weather-dependent)

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