Our Bookmobile, Book Hauler, Mobile Technology Center, and Ready to Read Van hit the streets of Lucas County daily bringing the Library to you.
The Library has a variety of services to bring the Library to you. On a regular basis you might see our Outreach staff in a parking lot with the Bookmobile offering services to a neighborhood, with our Book Hauler transporting materials to senior residential facilities, in our Mobile Technology Center bringing the latest technology and classes to you, on the Ready to Read van preparing every child for kindergarten, or as part of our Homebound Delivery Service bringing books to your door.
We have the resources to engage and educate the children that you care for in your center. Introducing unique childcare kits with materials designed for specific ages... with free delivery! Each kit includes 25 books and can be checked out for one, two, or five months. Looking for Music or DVDs? We have those too!
Think of the Bookmobile as a library-on-wheels. The Library’s Bookmobile serves local neighborhoods, shopping centers, and senior housing complexes. The Bookmobile features a diverse collection of books, music, magazines and movies for customers of any age. Customers can also request any item to be delivered to their stops. For questions on the Bookmobile contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350.Bookmobile Schedule
THE BOOK HAULER
The Book Hauler is a unique vehicle designed to transport a large quantity of carts that hold a great variety of materials into senior residential and health care facilities. This allows patrons to browse the carts at their leisure, selecting the materials that appeal to them. The Book Hauler also delivers requested materials to patrons’ rooms. For questions on the Book Hauler contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350.Book Hauler Schedule
Mobile Technology Center
Our Mobile Technology Center is a state-of-the art "classroom on wheels,” complete with high speed internet access, providing access to technology and computer programs to seniors, preschoolers and high-need neighborhoods. We are one of a handful of public libraries nationwide offering this free service.
Free Programs offered include:
- Computer for Beginners
- Basic & Intermediate Internet
- Job Resources
- Tiny Tech: Digital Literacy Programming for Preschoolers
For questions on the Mobile technology Center's programing and schedule of special events near you, call 419.259.5350.
Ready to Read
To be successful readers, children need to enter kindergarten with a large vocabulary. New research says that children need to be ready to learn to read and write before they enter kindergarten. Nearly 1/3 of Toledo’s children are not ready to enter kindergarten. If parents and caregivers know and use the 5 practices, it can help children get ready for kindergarten! For questions on Ready to Read contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350.More in Education
If you are experiencing difficulty visiting your neighborhood Library, call us. Our Homebound Service offers free doorstep delivery and pick-up of materials throughout Lucas County. We’ll select materials based upon your general interests or requests and bring them to your door every four weeks.
Delivery to child care centers, preschool programs and community youth programs:
For programs that serve Lucas County’s children and youth, we offer a monthly collection service that delivers library materials for your age group to your site. Call 419.259.5350 for details and to register for this free service.