Outreach Services - Specialized Services

Outreach staff at Hope Services

Hope Services and Hope Senior Services

Once a month Outreach staff visit the Hope Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults in downtown Santa Cruz and Hope Senior Services in Aptos. They read stories, books and poems in a reader's theater style and bring materials for the clients to read and listen to.

Jail Service

Once a month Outreach staff visit the Santa Cruz County Jail to bring donated paperbacks to the inmates. The books are selected from donations to the Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries, and do not need to be returned.

Did You Know?

Traveling Libraries

"Under the leadership of Melvil Dewey, the State of New York initiated a state funded traveling library system in 1892. Traveling libraries were small rotating collections that provided a method for extending library service to rural areas. These small libraries usually from 30 to a hundred books were located in ..." [More]

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