CCPL Outreach Services
50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Cindy Osborne 410.386.4450 x7733
The Bookmobile is one of many outreach services the library provides to Carroll County residents. Our goal is to excite children about books and reading as they develop school readiness skills and become lifelong learners, and to bring library resources to seniors who cannot travel to the library.
To find out if your child care center, after school program or senior community is eligible to receive Bookmobile services, contact us via our Bookmobile Stop Request form. During the summer, in place of the after school programs, the Bookmobile goes to parks, day camps, recreation centers, etc.
Storytime Express Service
Two vans provide service to licensed home-based and community child care center and preschool classrooms to encourage reading and to support school readiness by bringing library resources and storytime training to child care providers and parents. Day Care Van Service is one of many outreach services the library provides to Carroll County residents. Our goal is to encourage reading and the love of books at an early age, and to support school readiness by bringing library resources and storytime training to child care providers and parents.
To find out if your Home Child Care Center is eligible to receive Day Care Van services, contact us via our Storytime Express Stop Request form.
Outreach Services history
Outreach library services have expanded tremendously since 1958. In addition to service provided at its full-service branches, CCPL provides mobile service to family day care facilities, the bookmobile visits day care centers and remote areas of the county, and a deposit collection is maintained at the Carroll County Detention Center. In 2007, the 19-year-old bookmobile was replaced with a vehicle specifically designed to allow easy access for customers and staff. The floor is only 13" above ground level in the ride position, and lowers when air is emptied from the rear suspension. An integrated ramp system meets ADA requirements for accessibility. With no steps to climb, the vehicle is ideal for children and seniors.
Service to seniors began in 1971 through Life Enrichment, a volunteer program. CCPL's Library Link continues to provide service to nursing homes, assisted living homes, adult day care centers, retirement communities, the homebound, and clients of Meals on Wheels.