Adult Outreach Services

About Outreach Services

The Campbell County Public Library Outreach Department offers a variety of services to give Campbell County residents access to the Library’s resources.

Our Adult Outreach Services Librarian also reads to seniors residing in assisted living facilities.

Read about some of our adult outreach services below. If you’d like to set up one of these services, call our Adult Outreach Services Librarian, Diane Katz, at 859-572-5035, ext. 37.

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is our service for permanently homebound adults, in which library volunteers take books directly to those who are unable to visit the library buildings. A volunteer receives a special “Book Buddy” library card, which the volunteer uses to check out items from the collection for the Outreach patron.

This might be the volunteer opportunity for you if:

  • You like to read
  • Enjoy people
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Are willing to volunteer at least 3-4 hours a month

Volunteers will receive training, and will also need to complete a background check. If you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy or know someone who could use our services, contact our Adult Outreach Services Librarian, Diane Katz, at 859-572-5035, ext. 37.

Deposit Collections

Deposit collections are books loaned to nursing homes, senior centers, and other community agencies throughout Campbell County. Collections of 20-30 items are specially selected for each site.

Deposit collections contain an assortment of large print and regular print books, magazines, audio books, CDs, videos, and DVDs. These collections are delivered on a rotating schedule every four weeks, depending on the facility’s needs.

If you are interested in starting a deposit collection or have any questions about this service, please call our Adult Outreach Services Librarian, Diane Katz, at 859-572-5035, ext. 37.

Home Delivery Service

If you are a resident of Campbell County and cannot visit the library because of temporary or permanent illness or disability, you are eligible for Campbell County Public Library’s Home Delivery Service.

Materials available for delivery include regular print books, large print books, magazines, videos and DVDs, Audio Books, and CDs. A library staff member or volunteer will deliver the materials to your home on a specified day that you set up with the Outreach Services Librarian.

The Outreach Services Librarian will take your application over the phone or in person. Materials will be selected based on your reading interests and special needs.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this service, contact our Adult Outreach Services Librarian, Diane Katz, at 859-572-5035, ext. 37.

Services from other agencies

Bi-Folkal Kits

Bi-Folkal Kits are multimedia collections designed to give older adults an opportunity to remember times past and to share their memories and experiences with others.

The kits are filled with slides, cassette tapes, skits, and much more. Bi-Folkal Kits can be used by activity directors for programming in groups or by individuals in visits with family and friends.

These kits are great for:

  • Nursing homes
  • Retirement centers
  • Adult daycare programs

These free to borrow kits are available courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. They can be reserved ahead of time to help you with your programming needs.

If you would like a Bi-Folkal Kit list mailed to you or have any questions about this free service, please call our Adult Outreach Services Librarian, Diane Katz, at 859-572-5035, ext. 37.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Kentucky Talking Books

Talking Book Service is available through the Kentucky Talking Book Library . This service is provided free of charge to anyone unable to read because of a visual or physical limitation. Thousands of books for adults and children are available with this service. There are also a variety of magazines available on tape. A special Talking Book machine is issued to each customer free of charge. Talking Book customers receive catalogs that announce new releases and order forms. Applications for this service are available through the Outreach Department. To learn more about this free service, call the Adult Outreach Services Librarian at 859-572-5035, extension 37.