About Outreach Services
Connecting the library to the community through dynamic services.
Outreach Services are all about active engagement with individuals, organizations, and groups in the community in order to extend awareness of and access to library resources and services.
The library provides a number of assistive devices to aid mobility as well as make using library resources easier. Assistive devices can be delivered to homebound residents. To learn more, visit our Accessibility page. If you have gently used equipment you would like to donate, contact Joe.
Schedule an appointment with Joe to get personalized, one-on-one assistance with accessing library resources, tackling a research assignment, or learning about all the library has to offer. Joe can meet with you at the library or, if you are homebound, at your residence.
Book Group Assistance
Book groups are a great way to share your love of reading and build a sense of community with others. Let Joe help you organize a book group at your organization, place of employment, or housing complex in town. He can provide initial guidance and ensure there are enough library copies of titles available for every participant on a monthly basis.
Our collection service allows you to request materials on a topic for an assignment, lesson plan, or general interest and have them waiting for you for pick up at the Circulation Desk.Learn More
Joe can coordinate deposit collections with local organizations, in which the organization can borrow library materials, which Joe delivers, to share with their residents, students, or clients. For example, Joe currently provides deposit collections to several area daycares and preschools to support their curriculum. Contact Joe anytime to make arrangements for a deposit collection.
Homebound Delivery is a free service in which individuals unable to visit the library due to illness or disability can arrange for Joe to deliver library items to them.Sign Up
A pop-up library involves Joe bringing a selection of library materials to a public location so the public can conveniently borrow materials, sign up for a library card, or get help accessing electronic library resources. A pop-up library, called Lobby Library, is currently held in the lobby of the Council on Aging the first and third Thursday of each month. Let Joe know if you want a pop-up library at your location.
Read-Aloud Programs at Local Organizations
Joe provides monthly read-aloud programs for residents of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossing, Brightview Concord River, and the Billerica Housing Authority in which he reads short stories to residents, introduces them to new books, and invites them to share stories of their own. He is happy to provide this program to other groups or institutions on a one-time or regular basis.
Storytime for Daycare/Preschool Children
In furtherance of the library’s commitment to support early literacy and inspire a lifelong love of reading, Joe provides off-site storytime sessions for licensed daycares and preschools in Billerica. Storytimes include readings, songs, and activities and can be provided on a one-time or regular basis.Participate