[TheThinkTank] lending library

Bike City bikecityrecyclery at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 05:32:21 PST 2009

Its a good resource that I hope people will use. With magazines I
think you will find that you will run out of shelf space. Periodicals
have a tendency to out grow any space you give them and need to be
culled and bound constantly if you want to keep back issues.

On 3/1/09, veganboyjosh at gmail.com <veganboyjosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great idea. I'm very interested to see the responses.
> As for magazines, we put the word out about a year ago that we were taking
> magazines. I had some ideas about the Youth program using them to make
> visual aids like posters and flyers, but that never happened due to one
> reason or another. As a result, we now have about 3 or 4 shelves worth of
> bike magazines that are not organized and tend to flop all over and slide
> off the shelf.
> There's some good info in there, along with a bunch of ads, tho, so i'm
> hesitant to throw them out. I've been trying to thinkof a constructive way
> to use them. I'm thinking that having a volunteer/youth/Earn-a-Bike student
> go thru and cut/tear out the useful information about
> mechanics/riding/training is the way to go. once we have the ads removed,
> and the info pared down to a reasonable stack of pages, then we can go to
> work putting it all together in some kind of 3 ring binder format, maybe
> sorted and organized by subject, that makes it more useful than a shelf full
> of old magazines.
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 1:34 AM, Liza Mattana <pedals2people at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hey,
>> We want to build a lending library at our shop, a place where members can
>> check out books and magazines. Probably it wouldn't be more than a few
>> shelves worth of materials. I can see the library broken down into 3
>> categories:
>> Resource materials to check out: books on how to do repairs, how to plan
>> for bike tours, memoirs from people who have toured on bike, how to make
>> your own gear books, interesting bike reads, etc.
>> Resource books, on-site only: tech manuals
>> Magazines: informative (not a lot of marketing hype), and
>> good/entertaining
>> articles
>> Or maybe not. Maybe not bother with magazines? Other thoughts? We have a
>> good stack of books already from our volunteers, used books we've gathered
>> from thrift stores mostly, but I'd like to seek funding for buying more
>> books. I think we should have a few Park Big Blue Books, the Bicycle
>> Wheel,
>> and a Sutherland's for the shop.
>> What other recommendations do you think are must or should haves?
>> Thanks!
>> Liza
>> --
>> Liza Mattana
>> president
>> www.pedals2people.org
>> Spokane, WA
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