Community Outreach

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The Library's Community Outreach services expand access to library materials and resources by reducing barriers of literacy, mobility, and geography.

We are dedicated to delivering Library services and materials to county residents who do not have easy access to our Library buildings.


In service since 1929, the Bookmobile is a rolling library branch with weekly stops throughout the county.


We deliver to you. Library volunteers and staff provide this free, personalized service to Monroe County residents confined to their home due to chronic or extended illness, physical disability, or significant transportation problems.

Jail Library

The Jail Library Project is a cooperative agreement between the Monroe County Correctional Center and Monroe County Public Library which provides library materials to jail inmates.

Library Van

The Library Van provides browsing collections of library materials inside nursing homes, senior activity centers, and senior living facilities.

Book Bike

Bloomington loves bikes! From the Little 500 bicycle race, to the B-Line and Clear Creek trails, community members bike for fun, fitness, and profit. Now, with the Friends’ support, the Library has joined our community’s bicycle movement, bringing Library services to new neighborhoods and populations in our "Bicycle Friendly Community"!

Preschool services

We provide early literacy support for all Head Start locations and other large preschool facilities through on-site programming, book deliveries and Every Child Ready to Read workshops for families, teachers, and caregivers.

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

VITAL pairs volunteer tutors with adults in our community who need to improve basic reading, math, or English speaking skills.