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 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 2016:
March 11 - Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights 847.870.3713 (Teri)
June 10 - Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, 708.452.3416 (Sarah Yale)
Sept. 9 - Schaumburg Township Distict Library, 130 S Roselle Road, Schaumburg, 847.923.3388 (Lisa Nusret)
Dec. 2 - Fountaindale Public Library, 300 West Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, 630.685.4232 (Mark Kregg)
Communicate via email to Teri Scallon, B'LONG Secretary, to add your name to email list.