Library service is not limited to inside our buildings we provide special services to those who cannot visit the library due to health, statute or distance problems.
Our outreach program delivers Large Print (LP) collections of books and other materials to people who cannot normally visit the library in person. Sites include senior assisted living sites, independent living apartments, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Each site receives at least six different collections a year, with 50-120 items in each collection including westerns, mysteries, romances, non-fiction, bestsellers and audio books.
Services to Senior Centers
Staff makes the materials available to residents of the following facilities:
Woodlands Retirement community
Fairhaven Rest Home
And more…. If you need more information about these services or you are interested in receiving this service please contact Cabell County Public Library Outreach Program by calling 304- 528-5700.
The Outreach program also provides Bi-Folkal kits to those who work with seniors. Bifolkal kits provide captivating, informing and stimulating activities for older adults. Focusing on reminiscence, remembering and reflecting the kits can be used with any group of older adults or mixed-age groups. Each kit is designed to unlock remarkable stories, humorous anecdotes, and first-person accounts of history, experience and life. The kit can be sent for pickup to the customer's local library through the library service.
Services to Corrections
Outreach provides library service to meet the information and leisure reading needs of the residents of Cabell County correction and treatment facilities.
Outreach serves the following facilities:
Huntington Work Release Center, established in October 1983, is a community-based correctional facility located in the heart of downtown Huntington. The three-story brick building is a minimum-security facility containing five dormitories, which house 54 male and 12 female offenders who are carefully screened through a risk-assessment classification method for participation in the work release program. They are non-violent offenders who are usually serving the last third of their sentence prior to parole or discharge.
Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center. The Juvenile Detention Center is where juveniles are held while awaiting their Juvenile Court hearing. The facility provides detention for adolescent males ages 12-18 that have been assessed delinquent by the court system. Library staff visits the facility every 2 month with new and donated materials, and take requests from longer-term residents.
Cabell County Public Library is also actively involved with the community; we are part of several organizations and institutions that work in the Tri-State area such as:
- Leadership Tri-State
- Cabell-Huntington Coalition For the Homeless
- Rotary, Kiwanis, Quota Club, Goodwill
- Tri-State International Club
- League of Women Voters
- Guyandotte Poets
- Marshall University Multicultural Affair
- Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind
- Delta Kappa Gamma
If you would like to be a volunteer to deliver books to senior assisted living facilities, or donate magazines for correctional facilities please contact the Reference Department of Cabell County Public Library, Outreach program.