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Students sweat it out and study on library exercise bikes

“Finding time to do both homework and exercise is getting easier for students at a growing number of schools thanks to the latest fitness trend: combination workout machines and laptop stations that are popping up in a handful of campus libraries.” (via USA TODAY College)

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Bike-repair stations coming to 9 King County libraries

“Bicycle pumps and tools are being installed at nine King County libraries, which are expanding their mission to promote eco-friendly travel. The Renton branch will be outfitted this week with the do-it-yourself repair station, while Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newcastle, Federal Way, and Burien branches, as well as the administrative center in Issaquah, already have theirs, said spokeswoman Marsha Iverson.” (via Seattle Times)

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A public library on a bicycle? Seattle has one

“Seattle is a great book town. And also a great biking town. So it should comes as little surprise that Seattle now given us a mobile, people-powered public library that’s wheeled about town by pedaling librarians. “Librarians on bicycles are traveling to several outdoor events across the city with a custom-built book trailer that can carry 500 pounds of materials and display 75 books at a time,” Library Journal reports this week. Last month, Mayor Mike McGinn helped inaugurate the summer pilot program by biking from the city’s Central Library to an elementary school with books and a team of librarians in tow.” (via latimes.com)

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