Terri Wolfgram (aka Book Lady) started Paperback Rider in 2018. Now that it's an official nonprofit organization, she is also known as "President" which is...weird.
Michelle Copley is our secretary.
Lissa Carlson is our treasurer.
* pics and more detailed bios coming *
Hello! My name is Terri Wolfgram and Paperback Rider is a mobile Little Free Library in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I started it with a few baskets on my bike, but I soon realized that I needed something more. I bought a trailer, then gave my husband the dimensions of the trailer and showed him some photos of what I wanted. He got to work, and built my portable library. I had started out with books that we didn't need anymore, then bought some at yard sales and thrift shops. An amazing local group, Beer By Bike Brigade, shared my Facebook page and the book donations started pouring in. I met some really cool kids over the summer. Some I would see every week, when I hit their neighborhood park. From May through October, I handed out 485 books. I plan to hand out even more than that in 2019. In November of 2018, I started raising money for a custom book bike from Haley Tricycles in Philadelphia. In January, I sent in the down payment and construction has begun. On Feb. 24, 2019, I reached my goal. I can't wait to get to the parks and various events with it this year. To everyone who donated and/or shared, THANK YOU! In December 2021, we became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We plan to get more books to more people.
We offer free books to people of all ages who want them.