Library Way Stations

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The Adventure Cycling organization created an historic cycling route following a general path of the Underground Railroad migration of slaves seeking freedom. The route starts in Mobile, AL, and ends in Owen Sound, Ontario. A partnership with libraries played a significant role all along the way.

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Library Way Stations

  1. 1. Libraries — Way Stations on the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route Betha Gutsche, WebJunction.org September 3, 2008
  2. 2. This is a Station Library <ul><li>Conductors on the route </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome travelers </li></ul><ul><li>Connect them with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Help them on their way to the next stop </li></ul>
  3. 3. good restaurants grocery stores bike shops laundromats Historic sites and information Heart of the community
  4. 4. Internet access served here E-journaling News Email For work family friends
  5. 5. Shelter Warm on a cold day Cool on a hot day Dry on a wet day
  6. 6. “ Libraries are a real oasis ”
  7. 7. Community partnerships Cycling clubs Community health groups Nature & environmental groups Historical & genealogy societies
  8. 8. Commemoration Quilt by a staff member at Ashtabula County District Library, OH Quilt by Oberlin Seniors Oberlin, OH
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ We felt as if we were part of a stream of travelers on an historic journey ” </li></ul>
  10. 10. The virtual route rolls on Questions? Email me [email_address] Go to http://webjunction.org/underground-rr-libraries Join this group Post to the discussions Tell your story

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