Books to take around by bike and apecar – Chronicle

Books to take around by bike and apecar – Chronicle

Books to take around by bike and apecar – Chronicle

Books to take and take around, by bike and by apecar. The project, which is a candidate for the ‘Implementation of integrated activities for the promotion of books and reading’ to obtain the funding of 30,000 euros foreseen to activate it, follows the bookcrossing launched in Bagnacavallo in 2014 by the Taroni Municipal Library. The goal is to promote the reading and dissemination of books in the area. “When we launched the bookcrossing path – explains the head of the library Patrizia Carroli – we involved several exhibitors in the center and in the hamlet of …

Books to take and take around, by bike and by apecar. The project, which is a candidate for the ‘Implementation of integrated activities for the promotion of books and reading’ to obtain the funding of 30,000 euros foreseen to activate it, follows the bookcrossing launched in Bagnacavallo in 2014 by the Taroni Municipal Library. The goal is to promote the reading and dissemination of books in the area.

“When we launched the bookcrossing path – explains the head of the library Patrizia Carroli – we involved various exhibitors in the center and in the hamlet of Villanova. The initiative started from the need to be able to better manage the spontaneous donations of books received by the Library. from citizens. We often found ourselves with double titles and a surplus of texts. So we decided to put them into circulation by disseminating them in informal places such as bars, hairdressing salons, medical offices and accommodation facilities “. In 2019 the project was enriched by the collaboration of the Amici dell’Abbondanza Association which set up a book distribution point within the social center and supported its development by identifying places, making contacts with exhibitors, delivering volumes, labeling them and creating two boxes of books placed on the Naviglio cycle path and near the Ex-Acrilico room. At the end of the year, there were about twenty exhibitors and the interest from the growing population. The outbreak of the pandemic temporarily stopped the project, ready to explode again with the support of three cargo bikes and the apecar van to distribute the books also in the hamlets of Boncellino, Masiera, Villa Prati, Traversara and Glorie. “The intention is to reach them by bike to distribute books and therefore to combine even more the idea of ​​reading with that of well-being – continues Carroli -. In the same way, the apecar, appropriately branded with the project logo, it will be used to transport books on rainy days and to create a special distribution point for festivals and initiatives “. The books handled during the 2019 bookcrossing were almost 200. “Both in bookcrossing and in Books to make fun there is no obligation to return. Otherwise – he continues – the library would suffice. Those put into circulation are unbound books. to the patrimony of the library. Obviously when people make a donation of books they are notified of the use they will make of them. People who decide to take a volume inserted in the circuit, can keep it or leave it in one of the distribution points “.

If it succeeds in winning the tender and obtaining the funding, the project will start approximately next October. “We proposed it in the belief that everything we are experiencing will pass – concludes Patrizia Carroli -. The path will then develop in phases that will end in October 2022”.

Monia Savioli

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