Outreach ServicesThe Library2Go! outreach program encompasses many great mobile outreach services, including ABC Express, the Traveling Library Center, Library2Go!, and Techlab. These vehicles bring library services out into the community, offering a wide range of options to many who are unable to travel to a library building.
Service to Children and Communities
Children and neighborhood communities are served by Library2Go! mini-bookmobiles and larger ABC Express buses. Library2Go! mini-bookmobiles serve childcare centers, low-income housing, and senior centers each week in KCLS' service area. Each vehicle carries approximately 1,500 library items for all ages including books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs that are available for check out at each stop. The vehicles rotate between KCLS' 47 libraries, with different local library staff using the vehicles each week for outreach in their community. Many smaller childcares are visited by Library2Go! throughout the community.
Contact library email@example.com or call Outreach Services at 425.369.3456 if you would like more information about this service.
Purchased with 2004 Capital Library Bond funding, these mini-bookmobiles began service in August 2010. The vehicles were designed with several green features, including solar panels on the roof that recharge the batteries and interiors furnished with recycled materials. The vendor for this project was Specialty Vehicle Services, LLC.
Collections for these vehicles are funded in part by generous donations from the King County Library System Foundation.
Local Friends of the Library groups have also supported Library2Go!. To find more information about Friends of the Library, click here and select your local library.
Service to Children
Established in 2005, The Library2Go! ABC Express vehicles are "libraries on wheels" designed expressly for kids. These exciting buses visit larger childcare centers and community neighborhoods throughout the King County Library System service area while Library2Go! mini-bookmobiles serve smaller childcare facilities. Climb aboard and take home books, music and movies.
Service to Senior, Disabled, or Homebound Patrons
The Library2Go! Traveling Library Center visits interested senior communities, retirement homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities on a monthly basis. Library staff wheel in carts full of large print and regular print books, movies (DVD and VHS), audiobooks (cassette tape and CD), and music in order to create a library right where you live. With the assistance of portable computers, TLC staff provide reading recommendations and limited reference and can order interesting titles. Library2Go! Traveling Library Center staff are happy to work with activity directors, providing deposit collections and support for special programs. Learn More
The Words on Wheels program brings library materials to people in adult family homes or group homes who can't get to the library. Library Volunteers help to make this service possible. Interested in volunteering?
Computer Education Services
KCLS provides a variety of free computer classes for those who can't access a library class. Courses are taught on-site in our mobile Techlab equipped with eight workstations. A minimum of six registrants is required to schedule a class.
To find out more information or register for service, call: 425-369-3444 or toll free 1-877-905-2008
KCLS provides library materials and services to detained individuals at the Youth Services Center.
For more information about Library2Go! Outreach Services please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Outreach Services at 425.369.3456 or 1.877.905.2008
Seattle residents may wish to check the Seattle Public Library Home Page for Mobile Services programs.
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Last Updated: April 23, 2013