How many words must a video with a voiceover and a soundtrack be worth?! The “end of numbers?” (to quote the child of a co-worker). Well, at least we can agree it’s probably a lot. But wait, what am I even talking about? Tour de ACPL? What’s that?
Well, let me tell you (in as few words as possible, I’d like the following video to do my talking for me.) On Wednesday, May 2, I set out from Aboite Branch Library to bicycle along the Rivergreenway to nine other Allen County Public Library locations and various Allen County parks and points of interest. I wanted to demonstrate how easy it could be to get around our community and just how many great things there were to do and see … and just how embedded our libraries are in neighborhoods throughout the county. Truth be told, I was a bit nervous on the eve of my 40 mile bike ride. I wasn’t sure I’d gotten in good enough shape, that I would be able to keep to the schedule, or that my videographer, Kay, would still be my friend after she’d had to follow me pell-mell through traffic, heat, and hundreds of minutes of footage. But it went fine! Excellent even! Not that I wasn’t tired. Believe me, I went to bed early afterwards. But, before I say too much, let me allow the “pictures” to do the talking. Check out the video we’ve put together and posted to ACPL’s YouTube channel and perhaps even be inspired to utilize the beautiful Rivergreenway of Fort Wayne to experience the many parks and sites of our community and to visit ACPL; quite possibly, if you’ll allow me a little license, the best thing in town.
Onward to YouTube and the Tour de ACPL!
Craig B is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) He lives with his charming wife in the small town of Berne, IN (in sight of the clock tower) where he busies himself keeping the Roses of Sharon in check and training his chinchilla in the ancient arts of the Ninja. Craig’s current favorite book is Buddenbrooks
by Thomas Mann.