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?

The Earliest Bookmobiles

"The first bookmobiles, which appeared in the 19th century in England and in the early 20th century in the United States, were horse-drawn book wagons. These provided service to individual homes, as well as to village centers.

Hagerstown, Maryland had the first bookmobile service in the United ..." [More]

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