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.

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile is the Library on wheels! It offers ever-changing collections of high-demand materials for all ages including bestselling books, recent and classic movies on DVD, audiobooks, music CDs, magazines, and more. The Bookmobile also offers holds pickup, materials return, and staff information assistance. It has regular stops in the community to make accessing materials more convenient for you.

Homebound

The Library provides personalized delivery of materials to Monroe County residents who are unable to visit the Library due to physical disability, extended illness, or significant transportation problems. Items are selected based on patron requests and preferences, and are delivered once a month. This service is free to Monroe County residents.

Outreach Van

The Outreach Van provides Library materials to residents of assisted-living and senior-living facilities. Its lobby stops and deposit collections help meet the needs of patrons who cannot access other Library offerings.

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

VITAL provides a safe and respectful learning environment for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, or English-language skills. It offers tutoring, English language groups, and helps learners prepare for the high school equivalency exam, driver's license test, and citizenship test.

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings books, services, and programming out into the community in a fun and impactful way. Look for it during summer programming!

Story Walk

In partnership with the Friends of the Library, the Library brings you the Story Walk, a page-by-page reading and walking journey at local parks. Each stop on the Story Walk offers a fun reading activity designed to build literacy skills while having fun as a family.

Preschool Services

The Library provides early literacy support for Head Start locations and other preschool facilities through onsite programming, book deliveries, and Every Child Ready to Read workshops.

Jail Library Service

In existence since 1986, Jail Library Service is a cooperative agreement between the Monroe County Correctional Center and the Library. The Jail Library circulates over 1,000 books a month.