May 7th, 2015
Through the generosity and great-thinking of Axletree, the library can now offer the use of bike helmets as part of our collection!
Beginning on Monday, May 11th, anyone can come into the library and check-out a LAZER bike helmet. It is as simple as coming to our main circulation desk and requesting to check-out a helmet. People can have the helmets for three-weeks and then are asked to return them back to the library, as is the case with any library materials. There are 10 youth helmets and 15 large and medium sized adult helmets. They will be sanitized after being returned. They can be checked-out to any member of the community, with a limit of one per person.
We thank Axletree for choosing the library as the venue for Project Humpty Dumpty. It is a great way to promote a sustainable and healthy way of living! For more information about Axletree and Project Humpty Dumpty, please visit their site.
Here are some helpful hints on how to care for the bike helmet while checked-out:
If the helmet is visibly damaged (cracked outer shell, crushed or cracked foam liner or any other damage) please let us know. If you have had an accident with the helmet, let our staff know as well. Even after a minor impact the protective qualities of the helmet can be influenced, some or all of the helmet’s protective capacity is used up when impacted, and the damage to a helmet is therefore not always visible. Additionally the prolonged action of sunrays weakens all plastic materials.
Always take care of the helmet while in your care, even when you are not using it. Keep it away from heat sources and avoid prolonged contact with sunlight when not using it. Let it dry out in a ventilated place. Do not make any modifications to the helmet, do not varnish it or put on any coloring agents. To clean it only use water and mild soap. Never use oil based products, solvents or other chemical substances.
For other useful information about the helmet, please visit http://www.lazersport.com/content/faq.
Pictured from left to right is Dean Frieders (Axletree Director and owner of Frieders Law), Edith Craig (Communications Manager for the Library), Patricia Adamkiewicz (Assistant to the Director), Aaron Nevdal (Axletree Director and one of the owners of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists) and Tobie DePauw (Axletree Director and GM of North Central Cyclery).