This year's Bicycle Lending Program, made possible by a Communities Preventing Chronic Illnesses grant through Richland Public Health, begins on April 1st and ends on October 31st at the Lexington and Butler Branches.
Bring your library card and a photo ID and check out a bike for the day. Explore the bike trail and enjoy the fall colors or take a trip to downtown Bellville for the afternoon.
You must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid Mansfield/Richland County Public Library card, wear the bicycle helmet provided by the library and sign and date the library Bicycle Borrower Agreement.
The Lexington and Butler Branches will each have five bikes to lend in various sizes; the bikes come with headlights, taillights, locks, bells, baskets, and helmets.
Bicycles are loaned out for one day and must be returned to the branch from which they were borrowed no later than thirty minutes prior to closing. Bicycles cannot be placed on hold and only one bike can be checked out per card. The bicycle must only be used by the person who has checked it out.
Call the Butler Branch at 419.883.2220, or the Lexington Branch at 419.884.2500 for more information.
Bike Lending-Borrower's Agreement - sample