Cycling

Take a bicycle tour of some of the new Little Free Libraries in Menlo Park on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

The tour starts at the Main Library and ends up at the Belle Haven Branch Library.

We’ll stop along the way at a few libraries to browse and take pictures.

Light refreshments will be served.

You are welcome to join us for all or part of the tour!

The  bike tour is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Library Foundation. Special thanks to the Menlo Park Police Department.

InMenlo file photo (c) 2013

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