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 libraryonwheels@midpointelibrary.org.

Library on Wheels services include:

Bookmobile

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.

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.

Deposit Collections

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.

Teacher Collection Service

The department delivers classroom collections to schools located in MidPointe’s service area. At least 5 teachers must request deliveries for a school to qualify. Teachers interested in classroom collections must apply for a MidPointe Teacher card. Learn more about teacher cards and collections 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.

Senior Programs

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.
  • Audiobooks
  • 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.
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