Outreach LibraryOutreach services promotes the use of the library by the non-traditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. Our mission is to break down the barriers that prevent the people of Hennepin County from using library service. Presentation for a broad overview of Outreach Library’s programs and services.
Services to At Home Customers
ServicesThe At Home program provides library service to individuals unable to visit the library in person. Library materials are delivered by mail or by volunteer.
- At Home Customers screening questionnaire
- At Home Volunteers Volunteer Task Description
- At Home Volunteers training presentation
- Survey of At Home volunteers
- 2010 At Home survey presentation
- 2010 At Home survey comments
Services to Adult Corrections
ServicesLibrary Service at the Adult Corrections Facility (ACF). Hennepin County adult offenders who have received jail sentences of less than one year are housed in the Adult Corrections Facility (ACF).
- Service overview presentation
- Focus Groups of ACF customers
- Survey of ACF Residents
- Presentation at 2011 American Library Association
- Minnesota Library Association Presentation (3 October 2012) on Homelessness & Library Services
- Read to Me is a program that teaches ACF residents about literacy and the benefits of reading to their children. Listen here to hear participants talk about Read to Me.
- The Freedom Ticket Program facilitates successful re-entry / lowering recidivism
- One Read: ACF residents read the same book, then engage in a discussion
- Free to Dream poetry Book: ACF residents create their own literary magazine
Services to Juvenile Corrections
- The Juvenile Detention Center is where juveniles are held while awaiting their juvenile court hearing.
- The County Home School (CHS) is a correctional treatment facility for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.
- Booktalking: Program brings librarians to share titles of interest with residents. View presentation
- Diverse-city literary magazine books containing poetry by CHS residents
- Born to Read is a program that teaches CHS residents about literacy and the benefits of reading to their children. View a presentation
Services to Senior Housing
ServicesSpecially selected library materials are delivered to people who live in group residences and who cannot normally visit the library in person. Collections are delivered every three months to more than 60 residential sites.
- Deposit Collection customer survey view a presentation
- The Booktalking Program brings librarians and volunteers to select sites to share titles of interest with the residents. View a presentation
- Intergenerational book-centered events at deposit collection sites.