The Power Of The Pedal

To bring books and services
by bicycle
to people
where they are.

To educate
motorists and bicyclists
about safety.

The Power of the Pedal creates access and opportunities by using bicycles as a vehicle to provide books, community connections and education.

The Power Of The Pedal program brings library books to Tucsonans who are homebound within a 5 mile radius of the Wilmot, Himmel and Main libraries. Library customers let us know how many books they want each month, favorite authors and genres and they are matched up with volunteers who will select them and get them ready for delivery. Once a month, bicyclists swing by the library to pick up the books and provide a welcome delivery. They don’t just drop off the books and leave, but rather have a visit, share new authors and recent reads and bring back suggestions for the volunteers for the next month. This program brings a friendly visitor to residents who often do not have a lot of outside contact.