Bookmobile and Library Outreach Networking Group

Abbreviation: 
B'LONG

We are a group of outreach specialists, librarians, managers, and support staff dedicated to bringing outreach services to meet the unique needs of each of our libraries populations. We meet to share programming ideas, marketing tips, and ways to partner with community organizations. We promote and advocate for outreach as an essential library service. Whether you use a bookmobile, library van, or your personal car to reach your patrons, this group has something of interest to anyone working in outreach.

Meetings: 

Meetings are held on Fridays from 10 am - Noon approximately quarterly at different area libraries/locations in the Midwest Illinois area. Dates and meeting locations are announced by the January of each new year. Dates & locations for 2017:

March 3 - Midlothian Public Library, 14701 Kenton Ave., Midlothian, IL 708-535-2027 (Bruce Sullivan)

June 2 - Bookmobile & Outreach Round-Up, Aurora Public Library, 101 S. River St., Aurora, IL 630-723-2725 (Kathleen Butzen)

August 4 - Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 847-742-2411 (Ben Bahl)

November 3- St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL 630-584-0076 (David Kelsey)

Email/Communications: 

Communicate via email to:

Tina M. Williams
Outreach Manager
White Oak Library District

twilliams@whiteoaklibrary.org

Contact: 
Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Member Networking Group
Geographical Area: 
Burr Ridge
Joliet
Kankakee
Northbrook
Rockford
Sycamore