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.

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 at 859-572-5035 ext. 37.

Book Buddies

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, look no further! 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. A volunteer receives a special “Book Buddy” library card, which the volunteer uses to check out library items for the outreach patron. We don’t charge fees or fines on items checked out under the card in order to allow flexibility of service.

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

If you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy or know someone who could use our services, contact our adult outreach services librarian at 859-572-5035 ext. 37.

Book Talks

Our adult outreach services librarian is available to host monthly book talks at senior centers, adult day care facilities, retirement living homes and extended care facilities. This varies from a book club in that no particular book is selected to be read by each participant. Instead, topics of interest vary and a presentation is given to educate attendees and encourage intellectually stimulating discussion.

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 may contain an assortment of large print and regular print books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs 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 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 our home delivery service.

Materials available for delivery include regular print books, large print books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks 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 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.

Each kit contains a collection of visual images, music, artifacts and activities to stimulate the senses of older adults. 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 day care 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 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 at our patron services desks.