Outreach

Outreach Services Mission Statement



At Suffolk Public Library, Outreach Services are personalized and accessible. Outreach Services are brought directly to customers in order to reduce gaps in access and increase community connections.

When selecting locations for outreach, we prioritize communities with:
  • Low-income level and high risk factors
  • Traditionally underserved populations
  • Physical barriers to library locations including distance, ability, and accessibility
Outreach Services take a variety of forms and SPL works closely with partners to find the right fit for the community. Current Outreach Services at SPL consist of the following:

Library2Go 

Visit Library2Go stops around the community to check out books, play as a family, do crafts, and more! Library2Go is a library on wheels or bookmobile that provides library services to  neighborhoods and community partners.In addition to a collection of high interest books, Library2Go provides access to technology like free Wi-Fi and mobile printing and enrichment opportunities like make and take activities.  

Library2Go is also available to the public for community events and specific requests. Request Outreach Services here. 

Aerial view of Library2Go vehicle in parking lot surrounded by people

Pop-Up Library 

Pop-Up Libraries are library experiences outside of library locations tailored to match the needs and interests of intended customers. Pop-Up Libraries are a great alternative to the Library2Go when the vehicle is not available or appropriate. 

Pop Up Library table with signage and books

Neighborhood Walks

Neighborhood Walks are short visits on foot to local communities around Suffolk. Library staff walk through a variety of neighborhoods ready to answer questions about libraries and the services we provide including information about programs, events, our buildings and books. Neighborhood Walks are a great way to learn about all the exciting things Suffolk Public Library has to offer and maybe even pick up a free book or two.

 

 

*Since Outreach Services are generally delivered outside, some services may be weather dependent. Follow us on Twitter, @SPL2GO, for regular updates on where to find Outreach Services around Suffolk

Storytime with library staff member and group of children sitting on floor

Request Outreach Services

SPL will review and evaluate outreach partnerships on a routine basis to ensure that resources are being used effectively. To request Outreach Services, complete this form. Please submit form at least 30 days prior to requested date.

Contact Information

Any questions can be directed to Megan Mulvey, Community Engagement Manager, 757-514-7313, or by email.