Outreach Services

A mix of resources we offer, from special deliveries to mobile libraries.

Books By Mail

The James V. Brown Library provides books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs to handicapped and home-bound individuals of all ages living within Lycoming County.

If you are unable to access your local library due to a temporary or permanent disability, fill out the request form online or call us to start receiving library materials by mail.

All items are delivered to your home in a reusable pre-paid mail-pouch – and packages are returned in the same mail-pouch pre-paid. There is no charge for Books By Mail.

To check out books: 

Fill out the form online below, or email requests to linksorder@jvbrown.edu.

To renew books:

Books can be renewed by phone, through the online catalog or at the nearest Links location unless they are on hold by another patron.

To return books:

Simply put the books back in the same bag in which they were delivered; remove and reverse the address label on the bag so the Library address is showing; attach the safety plastic in the same fashion as when it came to you (Located in bag). Bags Must Be Returned!

Please note the following restrictions: newer and high-demand items are available only at the owning library. Bonus books, reference items, PA Room book and audio-visual materials from other county libraries can’t be requested. Items will be sent when available.

We will make every effort to fill your requests. Expect your materials to arrive in as little as 3 days. All materials should be returned by mail 4 days before the due date, to avoid late fines.

If you have any questions, call the Circulation Department at 570-326-0536, or email linksorder@jvbrown.edu.

Books By Mail Request

Bravo Home Delivery

Bravo Home Delivery

The James V. Brown Library can bring the library to you through our BRAVO Home Delivery program. BRAVO volunteers deliver books to patrons who cannot get to the library, especially the homebound, infirm or elderly.

BRAVO volunteers meet with the patron to establish a relationship and develop a clear understanding of the reader’s interests and set up a delivery time that allows the volunteer to deliver and pick up materials.

To learn more about becoming a BRAVO volunteer or a recipient of its benefits, contact our volunteer coordinator at 570-326-0536, ext. 134.

Bookmobile

The Lycoming County Mobile Library (Bookmobile) travels to a variety of areas of Lycoming County to provide library materials and services. Regular stops include elementary schools, local shopping areas, township buildings and more.

 

 

The Lycoming County Mobile Library contains a permanent circulating collection. These materials include adult and children’s books, DVDs and magazines.

How to Renew materials:

Books can be renewed by calling the County Services Manager at the James V. Brown Library at 570-326-0536, ext. 156.

Library Cards:

You may apply for a card on the Lycoming County Mobile Library. You must have your card with you to check items out, but you do not need it to return items.

Checking out and Returning Materials:

All items are checked out to you for two weeks.

Books that are not on reserve may be renewed three times by calling the library or you may bring the books to the Lycoming County Mobile Library. DVDs may not be renewed.

Please return all materials to the Lycoming County Mobile Library by the due date. When stops are canceled due to weather or mechanical problems there will not be any fines or charges for overdue materials.

November Schedule

December Schedule

Stops Listing

Storymobile

The Storymobile visits child care facilities across Lycoming County providing hundreds of children in these centers with carefully selected and age-appropriate books that enrich their early learning experiences.

The Storymobile services primarily preschoolers with a set schedule but it also appears in parades and community festivals.

Library Link Locations

The Links are satellite locations of the James V. Brown Library. They bring library services to remote areas of Lycoming County.

Each Link location has a public internet workstation, a rotating audiobook collection, more than 1,000 books including bestsellers and nonfiction, more than 1,000 DVDs and VHS including new releases and classics. For children, there is an early learning workstation and summer reading activities.

Barbours Link

Plunkett’s Creek Township Building
179 Dunwoody Road
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 478-2081

Hours:
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
10-1 Saturday

Staff working: Jim Etzel and Mary Ann Lewis

Cogan House Link

Cogan House Township Building
4609 Route 184 Hwy.
Trout Run, PA 17771

Phone:(570) 634-2048

Hours:
6 – 8 pm Tuesday, Thursday

Staff working: Mary Gregory, Lynn King, Lori Douglass and Brittany Wall

Pine Creek Area Link

McHenry Township Community Center
145 Railroad St.
Cammal, PA 17723

Phone: (570) 753-3649

Hours:
6 to 8pm Tuesday, Thursday
Saturday 10am to 1 pm

Staff working: Dona Price and Donna Smyth

Unityville Link

Jordan Township Building
4298 Route 42 Hwy.
Unityville, PA  17774

Phone: (570) 458-4740

Hours:
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Staff working: Debbie Brown