About Outreach Services

The Outreach Services Department of the Indianapolis Public Library provides a variety of library services to the entire Indianapolis community, focusing specifically on patrons who do not have convenient access to a library and providing early literacy opportunities for our youngest patrons.

Community services include public bookmobile stops, community event attendance, and senior services. Public bookmobile stops occur in areas of the city that lack nearby library service. At these stops, a wide range of materials are available, including Fiction and Non-Fiction books, juvenile materials, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. Holds can also be picked up during public stops.

Outreach Services also attends community events. If you would like for us to attend your back to school rally, community day, street fair, etc., please give us a call. We like to attend events hosted by non-profit organizations that can accommodate a 25-foot vehicle.

Outreach also serves juvenile patrons in the form of On the Road to Reading, dropping off materials to afterschool programs and daycares, and the Summer Reading Program.

To qualify for On the Road to Reading a daycare or preschool must be:

  1. Daycares must be one-half mile or further away from a current Library location
  2. Daycares must be at a level of Paths to Quality 2 or below
  3. Daycares must be licensed
  4. 10 or more children per classroom

The Outreach Services department operates from the Library Services Center and is not open to the general public. If you have a question about our programs and services, please call 317-275-4075.