Shepherd Park Citizens Association: Jan. 31, 2018


Dockless bikesharing allows bicycle rentals to end anywhere, without relying on a docking station. (Grace Bird/The Current/October 2017)

To all readers of children’s books, young and old! The Friends of the Juanita Thornton/Shepherd Park Library are having a children’s book sale on Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s first floor conference room.

There are picture books for younger readers, early readers for those just learning to read, chapter books for elementary age students, and a special section for young adults. Hardbacks will be only 50 cents, with paperbacks going for 25 cents. Young adult books will be 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks. A number of children’s DVDs and CDs are also available. Any last minute donations should be pre-sorted.  Booklovers, these are perfect presents for your younger Valentines, so come and join us.

Bicycle lovers, take a good look at the many emails on the Shepherd Park listserv. A large number of neighbors have weighed in on the recent proliferation of dockless bikes throughout the community. Some have complained about the seeming abandonment of the bikes on people’s sidewalks, front lawns and driveways. Safety concerns have been expressed for walkers, especially for less mobile seniors and those pushing strollers. Others have expressed joy at the convenience, cost and accessibility of the bikes. There have been calls for more bike racks and better communication from the companies providing the service. Stay tuned for the published results of the pilot study and express your own opinions.

Look for reports on the 4A Design Review Committee’s community report on the DC Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process and the Shepherd Park Annual Potluck in next week’s column.

— June Confer