Outreach + Mobile Library Services

The Outreach Department at HCPL provides a variety of services to residents outside the library, particularly those facing physical, economic, social, geographic or other barriers to accessing library services. The most recognizable part of the Outreach Department is Mobile Library Service (formerly Bookmobile). Outreach services include early literacy opportunities for children, delivering library materials and programs to residents in retirement communities, representing HCPL at community events, and fostering community partnerships.

Mobile Library Service for Senior Groups

The Mobile Library Service visits Henrico County senior living communities monthly, bringing 3-5 book carts of large type, current fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as magazines, DVDs and audio books. Our staff are dedicated to bringing high-interest materials and programming to local senior communities, encouraging interactivity, socialization, and an improved quality of life. Please have administrative staff for your community fill out the form below if you are interested in being added to our monthly schedule.

MLS Schedule

Senior Groups Service Guidelines

Mobile Library Services brings library materials and services into a designated public area of your community.

The following are required:

  • The designated area should be spacious enough for five (36" x 22") book carts allowing ample room for wheel chairs, walkers and motorized carts to move freely.
  • Activities Director should arrange furniture prior to scheduled time of visit. Activities Director should be aware of scheduled time of visit and not double-book events. A current schedule will be provided to your facility.
  • Activities Director or representative of the activities department must accompany residents and remain with the Mobile Library Service during our visit.
  • Post the Mobile Library Service schedule and include in your monthly publications so that your residents will be aware of the date and time of our monthly visit.
  • The facility should have enough room for a 29 foot van to maneuver, unload/load book carts, and park.

Library card info:

  • We will be happy to issue independent residents a library card. Cards must be kept in good standing to ensure they continue to enjoy library service.
  • A Corporate library card can be issued to your facility. For more information, please see MLS staff or call 501-1953. Card must be kept in good standing.

Visit Henrico Library's webpage for Seniors

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