The purpose of the Altoona Area Public Library’s Outreach Services department is to address a growing need in the community and eliminating the barriers that prohibit specific groups’ abilities to access traditional library services during regular business hours. These groups include the elderly, children in day care, and children attending Head Start.
Homebound Outreach Services
Elderly patrons of the Library, who can no longer drive or have limited access to transportation are served by our homebound delivery program that delivers Library materials monthly.
Children’s Outreach Services
Children in child care and Head Start are visited regularly by a library employee to ensure that they are exposed to library story times, academic resources, and recreational reading materials.
Blair Tower – Assisted Living Outreach Services
The residents at the Blair Tower may participate in a reading discussion group at their building, facilitated by a library staff member. In addition, a variety of library materials are made available to residents on a weekly basis.
As an active member of the community, the Altoona Area Public Library maintains many partnerships with other non-profits, businesses, and community groups. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with others to accomplish positive change in our community.