What is Outreach Van Service?
The Community Outreach Van provides library materials inside nursing homes, senior activity centers, and senior living facilities. This service helps meet the needs of patrons who cannot access our library buildings or the Bookmobile. The library offers van service to facilities both as lobby stops and deposit collections.
What is the difference between lobby stops and deposit collections?
Lobby stops are mini browsing collections that make biweekly stops in area nursing homes and senior centers. Using rolling carts, library staff set up a temporary mini library in the lobby or activity room of facilities and check out materials on the spot to patrons.
Deposit collections can be separate from lobby stops or as an additional service. Library staff deliver a mini library to senior facilities biweekly or monthly. Facilities are issued a special institutional library card and set up their own way of distributing or using materials.
What materials are provided by the Outreach Van?
- Popular books (many in large print)
- Books on CD
- Music CDs
All materials are regularly rotated to ensure variety. Library staff can obtain any item in the library’s catalog for patrons.
What facilities offer lobby stop service from the Outreach Van?
- Edgewood Village Apartments
- Garden Villa
- Golden Living Center
- Providence Place Apartments
- Redbud Hills
- Richland Bean Blossom Healthcare Center
Please contact Community Outreach for the schedule.
How can my facility request service?
Contact Community Outreach at 349-3050, ext. 2059 or use our contact form on the side of this page.
What other services for seniors does Community Outreach provide?
Homebound Service provides personalized, monthly delivery of library materials to persons confined to their homes due to illness, physical disability, or significant transportation problems.
Does the Outreach Van offer services to populations other than seniors?
We also use our Outreach Van to provide a browsing collection of both Spanish and English materials for children and adults at St. Paul Catholic Center and offer deposit collections to area preschool facilities.
For more information on Outreach Van Service or any of the services provided by Community Outreach, call us at 349-3050, ext. 2059 or use our contact form on the side of this page.