Iowa (IA)

Library Card Sign Up Month: Public Library + Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) in Iowa to offer FREE bus rides [#FREERides #DART #DesMoines]

The Public Library is partnering with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) in Iowa to offer FREE bus rides. The venture is part of Library Card Sign Up Month.

“We both exist in our community to expand opportunities. They are doing it through books and reading and expanding knowledge, and we are doing it through transportation to connect to libraries and so many other things.”
– Amanda Waunke with DART says the partnership makes sense for both parties.

Riders can simply scan their full-size library cards at the fairbox on any DART bus through Saturday, September 29, 2019.

Wanke notes riders can use the Libby app to access some special perks.

“A lot of library users use audio books. As they’re riding DART they can our FREE Wi-Fi to read a free e-book from the library. There is that connection too of things you can do on the bus.”
– – Amanda Waunke with DART

DART riders can also watch FREE movies while on board through the Kanopy app.

Des Moines Public Library has six locations.