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
Stops include local parks, organizations, schools, senior living facilities,
community events and more.
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
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.
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.