WOOSTER – Another provider – bike repair – is to be had at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster. Approached with the aid of the city of Wooster about becoming a website for a mini bicycle service station, the solution from the board of trustees and administration changed into “sure,” said library Director Jennifer Shatzer, who already has obtained proper remarks approximately it because its latest debut. “If you construct it, they may come,” Shatzer said to a passerby interested in the front of the library where the “deluxe public paintings stand” is placed, without difficulty adjoining to one of the bike racks. A Facebook statement about it has garnered “several shares,” she brought. While reaping benefits to library customers and different network individuals, the station, providing several gears and a pump, got here at no cost to the library.
“The city came in and mounted it,” Shatzer said, noting it is small and doesn’t require electricity. Referring to the burgeoning variety of motorbike trails and the library’s nearby neighbor, Ride On, Shatzer said, “This is an exquisite possibility to be a part of this movement. “It looks like an excellent suit,” she stated, pointing out, “A lot of people use (the motorcycle racks).” Curt Denning, Wooster’s public houses upkeep supervisor, supplied the tool station to the library on behalf of the metropolis, which worked alongside Wooster Rotary, the investment companion for three stations. A 2d one was established at Oak Hill Park, and a third stayed to be located.
The concept stemmed from the funding being made in motorcycle paths, conducive to “exercising, outside activities,” or even biking to work, Denning said, bringing up the advantage as well for a family motorbike experience wherein, when the bikes are unloaded from the automobile, one of them is discovered to have a flat tire or different restore need. “A lot of groups are putting these in,” stated Denning, noting they are sturdy stainless-steel portions of device priced at approximately $2,500 each. When the metropolis began seeking out suitable locations to put in force the stations, “we questioned if the library would be interested.”
The bicycle repair stations are one of the most recent functions at the library, which, said Shatzer, strives to be “a network destination.” Adjustments throughout the library device are afoot, in step with Shatzer’s document to the board of trustees at its August assembly. Floor plans remain designed for the proposed Rittman branch of the library. Also final in the timetable is planning for the Liberty Street enlargement assignment. Shatzer said she could provide the board with additional details within the coming weeks. Additionally, on the horizon is studied through Shatzer into the opportunity of turning into a satisfactory-free library. Collaboration with the Buckeye Book Fair will be below way. Staff and network individuals may be announcing goodbye to longtime financial officer Katherine Long, whose retirement reception is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30, 3-five p.M., in the conference room at the primary library in Wooster. The public is welcome.