New Interactive Storytimes Coming to Cossitt Library in Downtown Memphis

Memphis Public Libraries want to be a part of our customers’ fondest memories, like every child’s rite of passage from training wheels to their first time of riding without them. The Library’s new interactive program – Bicycle Storytimes and Riding Lessons – makes this once-in-a-lifetime experience a memorable one as families participate in this free, educational program. Offered in partnership with Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op, Bicycle Storytimes and Riding Lessons are planned for 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, April 22 and May 13 at the historic Cossitt Library (33 S. Front St.) in downtown Memphis.

“Cossitt Library has a great view of the river, making it an ideal location for outdoor programming,” said Children’s Services Coordinator Jennifer Hornby. “The exciting work happening downtown on the Fourth Bluff and Big River Crossing, along with Cossitt Library’s new collection of children’s books, makes Cossitt a downtown destination for Memphis families – one that provides opportunities for children to learn and grow.”

Following a storytime about bikes inside the Library, riders of all ages will take to the open road! Younger siblings are also invited to join the fun on their tricycles. Customers are asked to bring their own bikes and safety gear to the event, where representatives from Revolutions will be there to assist in removing training wheels as needed.

No registration is required to participate in this free program. Families can simply show up and make their Saturdays memorable, educational and fun!

“Learning opportunities that take place outside the walls of a classroom at places like Cossitt Library provide a unique opportunity for children and their families to explore their personal interests and discover new things,” Hornby concluded.

For more information about Bicycle Storytimes and Riding Lessons at Cossitt Library, call (901) 415-2766.


By: Marcey Wright, public relations supervisor