Service Policy: Outreach
The purpose of community outreach within a library is to offer outreach programs, materials and services for non-users, the underserved and people with special needs within the community.
In addition to providing needed services to community members, community outreach programs within a library provide a unique opportunity to improve public image within a service community and offers excellent collaboration opportunities with community leaders, groups and organizations that will enhance overall library service.
The purpose of the Outreach Department is met by a variety of outreach services including, but not limited to:
- Delivery of materials and selected programming to sites such as assisted living facilities, congregate housing, nursing homes.
- Participation in Community Events e.g. set up displays and distribute information at college and career fairs, neighborhood celebrations, special events at parks, the zoo and museums. Attend Chamber of Commerce events.
- Provide instruction and programs off site for esl/ell students and adult learners.