Outreach

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Outreach to Childcare Facilities

Centre County Library’s Outreach Program offers the following library services to accredited preschools, home daycare,  and daycare centers within our service area:

Storytime programs follow Pennsylvania learning standards that support emergent literacy skills through songs, games, rhyming, activities and stories. Programs run approximately 30 minutes and each facility is visited bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the needs of the facility.

Rotatating Book Collections, consisting of 15 books that support each facility’s curriculum, is refreshed each visit and may be checked out onto the facility/group library card with no fines.

If your childcare facility would like to participate in our Outreach opportunity please contact Rhonda Beard, Outreach Assistant: rbeard@centrecountylibrary.org or Laura Sarge, Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian: lsarge@centrecountylibrary.org (814)355-1516

Outreach to Elderly Care Facilities

Our outreach service coordinator delivers baskets of donated Large Print books to participating elderly care facilities each month. Residents can borrow books and put them back, or they can add book from their own collection to share with others. Baskets are refilled with new titles every month.  In addition, a monthly book club has been started at several of the elderly care facilities.

For more information please contact Rhonda Beard at rbeard@centrecountylibrary.org

or Laura Sarge at lsarge@centrecountylibrary.org or 814-355-1516 x206.

Our EmergingTechnologies Librarian offers monthly technology classes as well as one-on-one drop-in question sessions at each library branch (including three bookmobile stops) and the Bellefonte, Snow Shoe, Philipsburg, and Madisonburg elderly care facilities. During these technology classes, a number of devices such as e-readers, tablets, and MP3 players are provided for patrons to explore. She also assists patrons with managing and understanding their own devices and demonstrates how to download e-books through our library’s collection.

For more information contact Stefanie Gorzelsky, Emerging Technologies Librarian: sgorzelsky@centrecountylibrary.org (814) 355-1516 x204

Bookmobile

Centre County Library’s Bookmobile offers library services to townships throughout the county that are farthest from our branch locations. We revise the schedule of stops periodically to meet the changing needs of our community.

Throughout the year, the Bookmobile participates in county parades, farmers markets, and touch-a-truck events. The Bookmobile is available on Fridays, by appointment only, for special event visits during the summer months.

For questions or to invite the Bookmobile to your summer event, please contact:

Laura Sarge at (814)355-1516 ex 205, lsarge@centrecountylibrary.org or John Gabriel at jgabriel@centrecountylibrary.org