Roving Books Outreach Programs
The Roving Books Children's Program brings the library to children who are in daycare, schools, and summer camps and do not have the opportunity to visit the Library with a parent or caregiver.
Our goal is to be our community's first literacy caregivers.
The Library visits summer camps throughout the summer and visits daycare and kindergarten classes once a month. We bring participating daycare facilities a bin containing books, and informational resources. We model an early literacy story time incorporating stories, singing songs, giving prizes, and sharing about upcoming events in the Children's Department. We share with each facility a variety of materials available for check-out by all children with a library card. Children also participate in the library's reading program, receiving prizes and attending special programs.
Lebanon Public Library maintains a free book cart at Witham Memorial Hospital. The cart is available to anyone visiting the Hospital. Patients, employees, and volunteers! Individuals may keep the materials as long as they like. Library information is posted on the cart, including how to get a library card. Stop by, grab a book, and see what is happening at your Library! If you have materials you would like to donate, please contact the Outreach Department.
Outreach helping to promote literacy for inmates
Did you know that bringing literacy to prisoners helps prevent offenders from repeating crimes and returning to jail? The Lebanon Public Library is stepping up to provide books donated by the public to Boone County Jail inmates together with other libraries and organizations promoting literacy.
Making Literacy a Community Priority!
Tammy Culley, Coordinator