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Outreach Services

The mission of Medina County District Library Outreach Services Department is to provide and enhance access to library materials and services to those with limited physical access to our facilities through home delivery or bookmobile service.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you. Outreach Services makes monthly deliveries of regular or large print books, audio books, DVDs and other items to people of all ages who have difficulty coming to the library. Library staff visit individuals in their homes and at Medina County senior residence and care facilities. Service can be ongoing or short term while you recover from an accident or illness. Let us know what you’d like us to bring you, or let us choose based on your interests. 

To find out if home delivery service is right for you, or for someone you care about, please contact us at 330-722-2590.

Volunteers add friendship to home delivery

Many Outreach library members like having a Bookmate, a volunteer who delivers their library materials each month. A Bookmate will enjoy getting to know you and talking about books over a cup of coffee. Our volunteers have submitted character references and undergone background checks so you can feel confident welcoming them into your home.

Learn more about Outreach Services

Bookmate Volunteer Home Delivery Program
Talking Books
Library Magnifier Program

 
Talking Books

Talking Books

The Talking Book program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides a unique, digital player and books for blind, visually impaired and physically or reading-disabled individuals. Book cartridges arrive in your mail box, and you set them out for your letter carrier when you’re finished listening. Medina County District Library can help eligible county residents enroll in this free program. Call us at 330-722-2590 for more information.

 
Magnifiers

Magnifiers

See for Yourself Magnifiers are provided through a partnership between Medina County District Library and the HANDS Foundation.

The ability to read enriches our lives and helps us connect with our world. When that ability is diminished because of physical limitations, those connections can be lost. Medina County District Library is happy to provide quality, reading magnifiers for use in our libraries or to check out for use at home.

Each magnifier kit contains 5 different magnifiers. Kits can be checked out for two weeks. To reserve a kit, call 330-723-2463 or fill out the form below. Magnification increases by number: 2X being lower and 5X being higher.

Magnifier kits include:
  • Bar 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

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 Cleveland Sight Center for professional consultation.

The “Eye-Dea” Shop Cleveland Sight Center

1909 East 101st Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

216-791-8118 (main) 216-791-1101 (fax)

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Reserve a Magnifier Kit

 

 
Deposit Collections

Deposit Collections

These consist of materials withdrawn from our system or donated to MCDL. Outreach Services employees sort through these materials and choose specific items for specific locations. These Deposit Collections have been developed for varied ages and interests. From large print popular fiction at the Office for Older Adults to board books in the Medina County Health Department’s waiting room to cassette books at local truck companies and truck stops, we share our withdrawn materials with many in our county.

Not every person in Medina County is able to walk through our library doors and check out items, but they are still MCDL members.  By utilizing our withdrawn items to create Deposit Collections, we are still able to serve them and, hopefully, to enrich their lives.  All we ask is that they
“Take it, Read it, Pass it on.”

Deposit Collection Locations:
  • Medina County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Medina County Jail
  • Hospice of Medina County: Robertson Bereavement Center
  • Medina County Job and Family Services
  • Medina County Health Department's W.I.C. program
  • Medina Recreation Center
  • Office for Older Adults
  • Operation H.O.M.E.S.
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior & Subsidized Housing
 
Bi-Folkal Kits & Slideas

Bi-Folkal Kits, Slideas & Sentimental Sing-A-Long Sets

are collections of multisensory activities designed to bring back memories of special times that touched our lives. They provide activities for meetings and special groups. For more information or to reserve a kit call 330-723-2463.

 

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