Celebrate National Bike Month

urlSPRING is in full bloom, now. The days are longer, the weather’s nicer, the sun just seems to be a bit brighter and warmer…no more need for jackets, Ferndale, get on your bicycles and ride to the library!

May is National Bike Month. Perfect timing, right?

Happy Riding~~Happy Reading

Here are some reading recommendations to ride along with that theme

Amelia Bedelia Means Business

index (1)Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

Amelia Bedelia’s parents say they’ll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough!

How to bicycle to the moon to plant sunflowers : a simple but brilliant plan in 24 easy steps

index (2)In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination.

Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)

index (3)Take a lively look at women’s history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women’s liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives. Witty in tone and scrapbook-like in presentation, the book deftly covers early (and comical) objections, influence on fashion, and impact on social change inspired by the bicycle, which, according to Susan B. Anthony, “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

The urban biking handbook : the DIY guide to building, rebuilding, tinkering with, and repairing your bicycle for city living

index (4)Ever wanted to take a bicycle vacation? Go on a bike date? Convert your beater into a fixie? Or are you just curious about the anthropology of urban cycling culture? The Urban Biking Handbook teaches you the anatomy of your bike, how to dismantle it, how to reassemble it, how to make it pretty, how to make it ugly…and most importantly, how to make it yours.


You can check out an issue of one of our newest magazines subscribed to our Periodicals Room – Bicycling Magazine …and, in case you were wondering: May 16th will be National Bike To Work Day. 


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