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The Outreach department works closely with Lorain Public Library System patrons and community partners to bring wonderful library programs and services out of the library branches. Whether visiting a school or summer camp with S.T.E.A.M. activities, visiting a senior facility to provide technology help and memory care activities, celebrating with our communities in parade and festivals, or supplying our homebound patrons with library materials delivered right to their home, Outreach brings the library to you! If you don’t see what you need on this page, give us a call at 440-244-1192 and ask for the Outreach Department or email us at outreach.services@lpls.info.

Technology Assistance

We offer one-on-one technology help during visits to Retirement Communities and Senior Centers for people who cannot come to the library. Assistance with tablets, iPad, smartphones, and laptops is available. Call 440-244-1192 ext. 8246 for further information.

Daycare and Retirement Community Book Drops

We deliver library books to Daycares and Retirement Communities on a monthly basis. Specific themes can be requested, or organizations can just give us an idea of how many and which type of books they would like. We can deliver large print, picture books and more. let us know your need and we’ll do the rest. We’ll deliver the materials to your organization and pick up items that need to be returned. At Daycares, each teacher can receive a bag for their specific classroom. Please note that specific titles or themes require at least two to three weeks advance notice. Teachers: we recommend using a Teacher Card when checking materials out for your classroom. The Teacher Card gives you the freedom to check out items for your classroom without filling up your personal library card. For a Teacher Card application, click here. For more information, please call 440-244-1192 ext. 8245 or ext. 8277.