Today we cycled 65 miles from Buckeye Lake to Deer Creek State Park in Ohio. After riding through the steep hills of West Virginia and eastern Ohio, the gentle rolling hills were a welcome relief. Halfway through our ride, we stopped in Circleville to visit the Pickaway County District Public Library. This library is listed on today's route for the Eastern Express Route as a place where cyclists can stop and use the internet and wifi.
As soon as we entered the library, Sarah Hintz asked if she could help us. Sarah is the Adult Services Coordinator at Pickaway and spent time talking with John and me about the library, the town of Circleville, and some upcoming library programming. Sarah hasn’t seen a lot of bicycle tourists in the library but the library will be hosting activities (film and board games) for cyclists coming through town in June as part of the Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA). As non-residents the cyclists can use the computers with a guest pass and since many of them will be from Ohio, they can use their local library card or get one at Pickaway. The library also offers a book sale (contribution-based) and has some very nice meeting rooms that can be reserved. As we were leaving, we discovered that the library was offering popcorn and two showings of Black Panther today—for free!!
And the coolest thing we found out about Circleville? Every October they host “The Greatest Free Show on Earth” the Pumpkin Show. Over 40,000 visitors come to town to celebrate pumpkins and all pumpkinny-food (I think I just made up a word). It really looks like fun and I love a good pumpkin bread.
Thanks to Sarah for spending time with us. We really enjoyed the conversation and learning more about Circleville and Pickaway County District Public Library.