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Bike Checkout

People riding bikes

Winter Park Public Library bike checkout program 

The Winter Park Public Library (WPPL) offers free bicycle checkouts to patrons, a service made possible through a grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation’s Healthy Central Florida Initiative.  

WPPL owns six solo cruiser-style bikes and one tandem (built for two people) bike to loan, with helmets. 

Patrons must be over 18 to check out a bike and can borrow up to two bikes per card. All riders must show a valid, government-issued photo ID at the time of checkout and sign a liability waiver.  

This service dovetails with the library’s programming curriculum by offering bike tours of historical Winter Park with the Library Archivist.  

The WPPL bikes have circulated over 1,000 times since the service launched! 

Group of people with bikes

Community feedback 

Patrons have used the bikes for transportation to job interviews and relearning how to ride a bike. 

Patrons also check out bikes to travel leisurely around town.  

The library developed a partnership with the Alfond Inn, located next door, allowing tourists to use the bikes. 

During FY2020-21, the percentage of total costs for the Community Engagement and Resources Program financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $107,855. This program does not receive any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.