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CicLAvia and the Los Angeles Public Library

Amanda Charles, Librarian III, Digitization & Special Collections,
a group of four people standing together in front of the library booth at ciclavia.  Two librarians are in the middle

Inspired by the city of Bogotá, Colombia’s venerable and beloved Ciclovía program, which closes city streets to automobile traffic and opens them to pedestrians and bicycles for several hours on Sundays and holidays, Los Angeles’ CicLAvia program has helped more than 1 million people explore over 140 miles of road in the last 6 years. CicLAvia brings communities together and allows participants to experience their city streets in a new way.

Los Angeles Public Library had a booth at CicLAvia, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) on Sunday, October 8. We spoke to more than 500 people, and signed up 65 CicLAvia participants for new library cards. Here are some photos from the event.

a man smiling wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap, standing in front of the library booth, holding a big library card sign.

man standing in front of library booth smiling and holding a large library card sign.

man wearing baseball cap and sunglasses holding a library card sign in front of the library booth


 

 

 

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