What can Outreach do for you?
DeKalb Public Library Outreach is a free program offered to the community. Its purpose is to deliver items from every area of the DeKalb Public Library's circulating collection to residents who are confined to their homes, no matter their age.
If you are homebound for any reason or for any length of time, you are eligible for this service. The Outreach Coordinator will discuss with you the type of materials and genres you like and will set up a delivery schedule that is convenient for you to start enjoying the library in your own home!
The Collection includes:
- Fiction and non-fiction books in regular or large print
- Audio books
- Music CDs, DVDs and VHS
Card holders can borrow material from other libraries through the InterLibrary Loan System.
The library can help you use the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provided by the Library of Congress. This is a free service that offers books and magazines in audio format for children and adults who cannot use printed materials. Please call the Outreach Coordinator for more information if you are interested.
If you or someone you know might benefit from the DeKalb Outreach Program, please contact Beatrice O’Connell, Outreach Coordinator at 815-756-9568 ext. 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library provides wheelchair accessible entrances at both the ground floor (youth) and main (adult) levels. A rolling cruiser "Deluxe Walker" and a regular walker (donated by Lehan Drugs) are available in the Adult Department. Also available at the library is a magnified computer for those with low vision, books and information for caregivers, as well as, a large print book collection that includes popular authors and Bestsellers.