The Next Chapter - Outreach


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Outreach Services

The Library’s Outreach Department provides services to members of our community who can use them most - seniors, those with limited income, immigrants, refugees, and individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, recent incarceration, and other life challenges. Additionally, the Books to Go and Books to Give programs offer children at preschools and childcare centers access to a multitude of Library materials. All told, outreach programs served more than 65,000 individuals in the past year.

Look for these icons with each project to help identify how it supports the Library's Next Chapter:

Increase Access icon

Increase access to materials & programs.

Expand Outreach icon

Expand outreach to the community.

Upgrade Digital icon

Upgrade computers and digital resources.

Improve Facilities icon

Renovate and replace aging facilities.

PROJECT STATUS:

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Completed

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Ongoing

PROGRAMING & EXHIBIT ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing Project

Provide more quality programs, events, and exhibits to our patrons.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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COLLECTION ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing Project

Increase materials collections to expand outreach services.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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EXPAND RESOURCES FOR RISE

Ongoing Project

Expand our services for the Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment department.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE TEAM EXPANSION

Ongoing Project

Expand our services to disenfranchised, marginalized populations.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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DISTRIBUTION SPACE

Lease a warehouse/distribution space to enhance mobile outreach services.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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ENHANCED MOBILE SERVICES

Ongoing Project

Expand our current Outreach mobile services for seniors, families, veterans, schools, and early childcare centers.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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EXPANDED HOURS

Completed

Remain open later on weekends, providing a safe space for youth and others.

Estimated date of completion: September 6, 2019

Blog: "We're Here (Longer) for You"

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