Outreach: Connecting community
Books and movies can be a great escape, but only if you can access them. We know many patrons cannot borrow materials because they cannot physically visit the library. The mission of the Outreach department is to increase access to library materials and programs by reaching our community members where they are.
Our Outreach Librarian travels throughout Lincoln County, providing books and programs to organizations and individuals unable to travel to our facility.
Lincoln County residents are eligible for library materials to be delivered to their homes through our outreach vehicle.
LCPL promotes reading, creating, playing, and learning outside the walls of the library by offering outreach programs in the community. Do you have a group or community event that would like to partner with us? Contact our outreach staff.
Where groups of people live or meet, we set up a regular schedule at the location bringing materials for the individuals to borrow. We currently provide this service in addition to our outreach programs. In the future, this will be expanded through our new bookmobile.
Little Free Libraries
LCPL recognizes that increasing easy access to books benefits the entire community. We monitor and provide books to the Little Free Libraries in Lincoln County. We currently provide service to the Little Free Libraries at Hustonville Elementary, Crab Orchard City Park, Kings Mountain School, and Waynesburg Clinic. If you are in need of materials for a Little Free Library, please get in touch with us.
In Fall 2022, Lincoln County Fiscal Court approved utilizing ARPA funding to purchase a new bookmobile vehicle. LCPL board and staff are in the process of obtaining and outfitting a vehicle. Our goal is to have it on the road in early 2024.
United Way Born Learning Trails
Lincoln County has 2 Born Learning Trails located in the community provided by partnerships with Heart of Kentucky United Way, LC Fiscal Court, LC Parks & Rec, and LC Public Library. One is at First Southern Veteran’s Park and the other is at Logan-Hubble Park. The Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground.