Library on Wheels
MidPointe’s Library On Wheels plays an important role in providing library programming, materials and services to portions of the service area that does not have a physical branch. Additionally, this department serves library customers who have special needs or may have difficulty using the library through traditional means, in addition to providing supplementary learning tools to educators. You may reach MidPointe’s Library On Wheels by phone at (513-424-4918) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library on Wheels services include:
This 30 foot vehicle features a complete collection of thousands of Library materials for all ages. Library programming operates out of the bookmobile, bringing storytimes and more to convenient locations throughout MidPointe’s service area. Stops include local parks, organizations, schools, senior living facilities, community events and more. The bookmobile was partially funded by a LSTA grant and aides in MidPointe’s efforts to reach all corners of the community.
Lobby Stop Vehicle/Pop-Up Library Service
This service brings a pop-up library – materials to check out and staff to assist patrons inside multiple community spaces. Initially, MidPointe is bringing this service to short- and long-term care facilities and other health care destinations. Patients and their caregivers will have easy access to library materials, technology training, and information services. The pop-up library includes multiple carts of library materials for browsing, a set of tablet computers for one-on-one or class instruction, a patron accessible printer and more.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.
Home Delivery/Books by Mail
Library On Wheels provides monthly deliveries of library materials to Butler County nursing homes, assisted living facilities, other congregate living locations and personal homes. Patrons may make special requests or have the Library On Wheels staff select materials for them based on their reading interests. Learn more about this service here.
A deposit collection is a small library (100-200 books) of general reading material supplied to a qualifying agency or organization. These collections are serviced on a monthly basis to assure a fresh reading selection. Download an application for a deposit collection here.
Programs for Children
Librarians provide storytimes and other programs at hospitals, classrooms, and other facilities serving children. Visits are made monthly during the school year and can continue during the summer. Library On Wheels youth librarians also provide programs for children at community locations and special events.
The department provides programming for seniors at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It also provides materials in a variety of formats for senior book clubs.
Ohio Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled
MidPointe’s Library On Wheels staff provides access and assistance for patrons wishing to utilize the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. Find additional information regarding the OLBPD here.
The Library On Wheels Collection
Outreach Services has a large collection of materials designed to meet the special needs of people the department serves on a regular basis including:
- Large print: an extensive collection of adult books, including fiction and nonfiction.
- Materials for Nursing Home Activity Directors: Bifolkal program kits, videos, music, craft books, trivia, poetry, pictorials, and professional literature.
- Youth materials: Fiction and nonfiction to meet the needs of teachers and their students, including multiple copies of many titles.
- Special Needs Collection: Books for children with special needs, their parents, and professionals who work with them.