Outreach Services

Outreach Services

Ann Plazek, Outreach ManagerOutreach Services’ mission is to provide and enhance access to library materials and services for those with limited physical access to our libraries through home delivery or Bookmobile service.

Pictured: Ann Plazek, Outreach Manager.

Bookmobile

MCDL Bookmobile
Our "Library on Wheels" is filled with over 4,000 items including books for all ages, large print materials, magazines, audio books, music, movies and more. With more than twenty stops a week, the Bookmobile is sure to visit a neighborhood, senior living center or other community gathering place near you.

Housed at:
6625 Wolff Road
Medina, Ohio 44256

Contact us:
Phone: 330-722-2590
Fax: 330-723-6148
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Home Delivery

Can't come to us? We’ll come to you! Get monthly deliveries of regular or large print books, audiobooks, movies, music and more. Service can be short or long term and is available to members in their home or at senior residence and care facilities.

Multiple delivery options are available:

  • Library Staff who provide a brief but personal delivery
  • Bookmate Volunteer who has time to visit when delivering materials
  • Family member who picks up delivery from library location
  • Books by mail

Apply online or print the application. To find out if home delivery service is right for you or someone you care about, call 330-722-2590.

Become a Bookmate Volunteer
Many Outreach members enjoy the friendship of a Bookmate Volunteer and talking about books over a cup of coffee. Learn more about volunteering or apply.

 

Accessibility

Magnifier Kits

Decide what works best for you with a kit full of quality reading magnifiers. Kits check out for two weeks and include multiple styles and magnification strengths.

Magnifier kits include:

  • Bar Magnifier - 2X magnification
  • Full-page Sheet Magnifier - 2X magnification
  • Dome Magnifier - 4X magnification
  • Handheld Magnifier with Light - 5X magnification
  • Stand Magnifier with Light - 5X magnification
  • Full-page Sheet Magnifier - 2X magnification
  • MonoMouse Magnifier for use with a television - 14X magnification
  • Check Writing Template
  • Envelope Address Template

Reserve a kit or call 330-723-2463.

After trying our magnifiers, you may find one that suits your needs. In that case, we suggest you contact your eye care provider or the following resources if you are interested in purchasing.

The “Eye-Dea” Shop Cleveland Sight Center
1909 East 101st Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
216-791-8118 (main) 216-791-1101 (fax)
email@clevelandsightcenter.org

Bierley Electronic Magnifiers
1-800-985-0535
www.bierley.com

Talking Book Program
Free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment are available by mail to eligible Ohio residents who are blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, or reading disabled.

Call 330-722-2590 to have a library staff member assist with enrollment or get the application from the State Library of Ohio.

 

Pop-Up Library

Library service is popping up at a community event near you.

At a Pop-Up Library you can:

  • Apply for a library card
  • Check out books and more
  • Learn to download from MCDL’s eMedia Collection

Request a Pop-Up Library for your next community event.

 

Senior Activities

Programs
Staff present a variety of programs to senior care facilities. We offer book clubs, Armchair Travel presentations, memory activities and more. Call 330-722-2590 to schedule.

Memory Care Kits
Kits include a support book for caregivers, adult picture book, music CD and activities. Kits are designed for anyone caring for an individual experiencing memory loss and are available for check out at your library.