Outreach Services

A MIX OF RESOURCES WE OFFER, FROM SPECIAL DELIVERIES TO MOBILE LIBRARIES.
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Storymobile

As of March 1, 2024, the storymobile will be off the road due to staff vacancy.

The Storymobile visits child care facilities across Lycoming County.

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Book’s Bus

Book’s Bus is an outreach service for facilities that serve children ages birth to 18.

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile visits public stops, elderly care facilities, low-income housing areas and more with a permanent collection geared towards all ages.

Outreach Vehicles

Our three outreach vehicles: Storymobile, Book’s Bus, and Bookmobile contain permanent circulating collections. These materials include (depending on the vehicle) adult and children’s books, DVDs, CDs, games, and audiobooks.

 

The vehicles have set schedules during three outreach sessions (roughly January – May, June – August, and September – December). However, they may also be available to appear in parades and community festivals. 

 

To request information about being a service location or to inquire about a special event, please contact the Outreach Service Manager at 570-326-0536, ext. 118.

 

Library Cards

You may apply for a card on our vehicles. You must have your card with you to check items out, but you do not need it to return items. Please note that institutional library cards may be used on our vehicles, at our link locations, and at JVB. They are not accepted at other LCLS member libraries without approval of that library’s director.

 

Checking out and Returning Materials

All vehicle items check out for two weeks. Materials that do not have holds on them will automatically renew three times. If you have questions about items, please contact JVB Library or ask on the vehicle. Please return all materials to our vehicles by the due date. You may return items to any LCLS location. Every effort is made to adjust due dates when stops are canceled due to weather or mechanical problems. There are no fees or fines on our outreach vehicle, however, items that are lost or damaged will be charged to your account.depending on

Bookmobile Schedule

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

Plunketts Creek Township Building
179 Dunwoody Road
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 478-2081

Hours:
Tuesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pine Creek Area Link

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

Phone: (570) 753-3649

Hours:
The Pine Creek Link is currently closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Books by Mail

The James V. Brown Library provides books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs to handicapped and homebound individuals of all ages living within Lycoming County. Please complete a Books by Mail application to get started using this service.

To Borrow Items

Fill out the online form below. Items will be sent when available, in a reusable pre-paid mail bag.

To Return Items

Simply put the books back in the same bag in which they were delivered. Replace the address label with the pre-paid return label included in your package. Attach the zip tie as shown on the included instruction sheet. Bags must be returned to continue using the BBM service.

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Please note:

Reference items, local history books and audiovisual materials from other county libraries cannot be requested.

If you have any questions, call the Technical Services Department at 570-326-0536 x 122.