Outreach Services brings the experience of the library and its resources to people in the community. We reach out to those who are unable to visit a library as well as those who have traditionally not accessed library services. We promote the library's resources and services to newcomers, Aboriginal peoples, literacy groups and learners, and seniors.
Check it Out! Mobile Library Service
This community-based program brings reading, learning and books to people in their own community spaces. A mobile library gives community members of all ages the opportunity to browse and check out books biweekly. This service also includes youth activities, a program for children and their parents / caregivers. Enjoy story time, games, songs and rhymes, activities and crafts!
545 Alexander Avenue (all community members welcome!)
2 Mondays each month, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (year-round)
Next visit on December 9.
Check It Out! Dufferin School poster
INDIAN FAMILY CENTRE,
470 Selkirk Avenue
2 Tuesday each month, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (year-round)
Next visit on December 10.
Check It Out! Indian Family Centre poster
BLAKE GARDENS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE,
312 Blake St
2 Wednesdays each month, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (year-round)
Check It Out! Blake Gardens Neighbourhood Centre poster
NORQUAY COMMUNITY CENTRE,
65 Granville Street
2 Thursdays each month, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (year-round)
Next visit on December 12.
Check It Out! Norquay Community Centre poster
Homebound Library Service
The Homebound Library Service is for individuals who are unable to visit a Winnipeg Public Library location due to illness, infirmity or disability and have no one to access the Library on their behalf. The Service relies on volunteers to deliver books to registered Homebound readers. To apply for Homebound Library Service, contact the Outreach Customer Service Assistant at 204-986-5530.
If you are interested in volunteering to make homebound deliveries, phone 311.
Apply to volunteer for the Homebound Library Service
Download our LIbrary Homebound flyer
Mobile Library Service for Seniors
We provide monthly mobile library visits to 17 seniors' living facilities in Winnipeg. We bring large type, regular type, magazines and audiobooks in fiction and nonfiction to these residences for browsing and checking out.
Institutions such as nursing homes and residences are welcome to borrow from the library large deposits of books for up to four months at a time. These deposits are selected by library staff with pickup and delivery by the institution. The institution is financially responsible for the books and their return. For more information on deposits, contact the Outreach Library Assistant at 204-986-5530.
For First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples
Winnipeg Public Library offers a number of services created with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in mind. These include our Aboriginal Resources Collections made up of thousands of items about cultures, histories, health, education, poetry and fiction, language learning and more. The Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round at the Millennium Library is a wonderful space for families to enjoy programs and the books in our Aboriginal Resources Collection for children. The Library also offers programs at different times during the year about First Nations, Métis or Inuit topics. To find out about all of our services in this area visit the Aboriginal Services section of our website.
For Newcomers and EAL:
All 20 branches of Winnipeg Public Library have collections of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) materials. Additional resources are available online at the For Newcomers and EAL page, including Citizenship information, basic information on how to use the library, printables for classroom use, Learn English databases, a Scavenger Hunt, crossword puzzles and much more.
Need help? Ask at the information desk or call your local library.
Outreach librarians are available to present to newcomer/EAL classes, literacy classes, seniors and Aboriginal organizations promoting the use of the library. We will travel anywhere within Winnipeg to present on using the library, our collections and services, using our website, databases and special topics as suitable. For more information or to book (subject to availability), contact Outreach Librarian Chris Laurie (204-986-6689).
Last update: Tuesday, December 03, 2013