Recognizing that reading is an important skill to keep up in the summer, the Rotary Club of Menasha has purchased a new bicycle for the Elisha D. Smith Public Library's new Book Bike.

The Library will be biking books around Menasha this summer – to the pool, the Boys & Girls Club, the farm market, and more.


A staff member at the Boys & Girls Club will be running a mini version of the library's Summer Reading Program there, which is so important -- because if kids don’t keep reading through the summer, they lose months of the reading skills they attained during the past school year. We will be bringing them new books to read every week or so.


The library has put Rotary stickers on the bike itself as well as the cart that will hold the books. So, everyone will know that Rotary helped facilitate this community asset.