Jukka Pennanen and Mace Ojala visited Latvian and Estonian colleagues one week ago, in the end of May. Our purpose was of course to meet the people and rub shoulders with them, but also to promote the concept Cycling for libraries, see libraries that we will visit during the unconference 28th July-7th August, inspect the accommodations and also to see the road conditions and the landscape and so forth.
So we took the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn on Wednesday, and after some meetings etc. in Tallinn and Keila, we drove directly to Riga Via Baltica to. Then for several days we followed the future Cycling for libraries -bicycling route back to Tallinn.
Most of the communication with other people in the Baltic States involved in organising this summer’s Cycling for libraries has been virtual via email and Facebook. So it was nice to finally meet our contacts, friends and colleagues along he July+August bicycling route, in Riga, Valmiera, Valka, Tartu, Rakvere, Tallinn and a few other places.
Of course there is still a lot to do for us all but Cycling for libraries is getting a lot of support and hospitability, and we’re happy to see all preparations progressing very well.
Less than two months to the start, looking forward to it!
PS. check out the fresh photos in the Cycling for libraries -group on Flickr.